This is the museum's formal access policy
Our object is the education of the public in the history of the canals, and in particular those of London. We aim to become one of the leading regional canal museums of the UK and will inspire enthusiasm for and interest in the waterways and the ice trade.
We recognise access as something which is made possible when physical, cultural, social, financial, intellectual, psychological and emotional barriers to learning from and enjoyment of the museum are removed, reduced, or overcome.
|3.1||Our commitment is long term and our aim is to achieve the optimum level of access to the museums collections, and to enable the widest possible spectrum of people from all sections of the community to enjoy independent use of the museums public facilities. Our policy is one of continuous incremental improvement as our resources permit.|
|3.2||Our policy is to build accessibility into everything
that we do to develop and improve the museum. We undertake specific projects to
eliminate barriers to access which we identify in our building and in relation
to our exhibitions. We consider
|3.3||The museums admission charges are maintained at an affordable level. The museum shop always stocks a range of low cost souvenirs.|
|3.4||We pay due regard to intergenerational equality. The rights of future generations to enjoy access to our present collection are safeguarded by high standards of collection care and where necessary by restrictions on handling, or exposure to light, moisture or other harmful environmental conditions.|
|3.5||The museums website is fully accessible to disabled people including those who may be using it with the help of special equipment.|
|3.6||The museum is open to the public six days per week.|
|3.7||We regularly review our achievements and make plans for further progress.|