Access For Visitors With Disabilities
For the wheelchair user
The accessible parking bays are located closest to the attractions and near to the area for coach parking. On arrival in Holkham Park, you will be directed by our car parking attendants to this designated area. From the accessible parking area there is a hardcore roadway leading to the main courtyard and ticket office.
Visiting the Hall
People with disabilities visiting the hall can be dropped off outside the hall on the gravel driveway. The driver (if not disabled) will be asked to re-park in the nearest accessible car parking bay. The main entrance can be accessed by an all-weather metal ramp. Once inside visitors are able to gain access to the first floor State Rooms by using an innovative new stair lift. Assisted by Hall staff, the 'Jolly Stairclimber' can take most types of manual wheelchair up the staircase in the Marble Hall. The equipment, which works like a mini-tank, climbs up the stairs using a self-propelled mechanism and rubber tracks. Once you have visited the State Rooms, you will be brought back down to the Marble Hall using the same process. Elsewhere in the Hall there is full access. We apologise, but the stairclimber is not suitable for electric wheelchairs. Where this is a problem, we are happy for visitors to transfer into one of our two wheelchairs, to be taken up the staircase and continue their visit. An accessible toilet is available in the Park toilet complex. The terrain is variable - from gravel outside the Hall, to parkland and hardcore paths and roadways.
Visiting the Bygones Museum, Gift Shop and Stables Café
There is full access to all of these attractions. The terrain is hardcore paths and roadways. An accessible toilet is available in the park toilet complex.
Accessible parking is available at the Walled Gardens. The terrain is accessible but is uneven in places. Please note that there are no lavatories at the Walled Gardens.
For the visually impaired
We can offer a large print transcript and a transcript in Braille.