There are seven rooms over two floors which tell the history of the house, from its Tudor origins to its role as a Victorian girls’ reform school.

There are standard toilets available on the ground floor with a small step to the toilet room.


Access to the museum is via the red door on Park Row. Immediately upon entering there is a flight of nine stone steps and a further flight of stairs into the house, as well as stairs to all floors and to the garden.

We have a small space for buggies at the bottom of the stone steps into the house. Please ask for assistance upon entering.

If you have a mobility issue, please contact us in advance as we can open the Lodge Street entrance for you to view the garden. Lodge Street is steep and the garden has a paved pathway with some uneven slabs. There are a number of stone steps leading from the garden into the house.

Folders containing photographs of the displays upstairs are available on the ground floor. Assistance dogs are welcome.

For an access guide to the museum, visit the AccessAble website. Please contact us if you would like more information.