Disabled Access Day at Tredegar House

A family explore the herbaceous borders of the Cedar Garden
Published : 21 Feb 2019 Last update : 11 Mar 2019

We're opening up conversations and our collections this Disabled Access Day with described tours, BSL tours and a quiet hour.

Tredegar House is for everyone, and we want to make visiting this special place as welcoming to as many people as possible.

We’re continually working to improve accessibility across the site and we’ll be trying out new ways of opening and offering a broader range of experiences to help you get the most out of your visit.

Play some quiet games in the stately surroundings of the New Parlour
A young boy plays chess in the New Parlour at Tredegar House
Play some quiet games in the stately surroundings of the New Parlour

What’s on? 

Quiet hour (10-11am)

We’ll be opening the house and garden up an hour earlier than normal as a designated quiet hour.

During this hour music will be turned off and staff will keep a low profile while light level will be increased to welcome those who may encounter obstacles when visiting during peak times.

Descriptive tour

Our tour guides will be around to offer descriptive tours to those with visual impairments.

Tours will be running at 2pm and will last for approximately one hour.  

BSL tours

We will also be offering a signed tour of the house at 1pm.

Both the descriptive and signed tours will explore the whole house, from the family bedrooms to the service quarters.

Accessible facilities

While we have multiple accessible toilet facilities available onsite we will also have a Mobiloo available near the Brewhouse tea-room for those coming to visit the house, gardens and parkland.

The tea-room is also fully accessible to wheelchair users and we have designated pooch-friendly tables for those with assistance dogs.

Why just one day? 

We want to be welcome to everyone all year round and we’ve decided to kick start these conversations by celebrating Disabled Access Day.

We hope that by doing so, we will become more aware of the challenges our visitors face when engaging with heritage spaces.

Following a period for feedback and reflection we’ll be looking to roll out a wider programme throughout the year.

Further information

If you would like further information on our Disabled Access Day events please contact House and Collections Manager Emily Price on 01633 811652 or email her at emily.price@nationaltrust.org.uk.