Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has for many years told the story of the history, archaeology and geology of the Peak District.
In 2015, having been awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England amongst others, the museum team asked Access For All UK to give accessibility design guidance on the museum’s development plans.
Working with the museum team and the architects assigned to the project, Access For All UK provided feedback on the proposed plans, giving guidance on the planned information, facilities and customer service in the new museum.
We evaluated the plans from the perspective of visitors with hearing impairment, vision impairment, mobility impairment, autism, learning difficulties and dementia, making recommendations that would facilitate access and enhance the customer experience for all.
The museum was reopened by the Duke of Devonshire in September, 2017 and is already receiving fantastic reviews for its inclusivity:
“I am confident that the improvements carried out will make the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery a ‘must-see’ attraction for tourists, really boosting the local area.“
County Councillor Barry Bingham