Gallery Access

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Aerial shot of Haworth Art Gallery


Haworth Art Gallery team is working to ensure that all our visitors have the best possible experience while they are in our wonderful Arts and Crafts building.

In this section you can find important information about accessing our spaces and collection. If you have any queries please contact us at 01254 233782 or email Our front of house staff can also help you on the day of your visit, please do not hesitate to ask.

Before your visit

Haworth Art Gallery is situated 1.1 mile walk from Accrington Train Station. The walk includes steep inclines.

Accrington Train Station is a short 4 minute walk from Accrington Bus Station. At the bus station there are 2 buses which will take you to the Gallery the 464 and the X41. Please see the Transdev website for most updated information about timings.

We recommend to use the bus named Newton drive for flat route access. Once at the bus stop visitors are advised to follow the brown sign and walk straight along Newton drive and turn right on Hollins Lane. The entrance to the art gallery car park will be on the right hand side.

Taxi services are available in the town and a few are listed here:

  • Max Cabs 01254 555 555, Arrow Taxis 01254 872 777 and Betty’s Taxis 01254 888 888. Please state if you require an accessible taxi.

Haworth Art Gallery car park 

Please note that is not possible to drive to the gallery from Manchester road. The car park access is from Hollins Lane.

Haworth Art Gallery car park entrance through Hollins lane

Haworth Art Gallery car park entrance through Hollins lane

Blue Badge Holders

Turn right after entering Haworth Art Galley from the Hollins lane entrance and you see three accessible parking bays (see image below).

Accessible parking bays

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

After driving through Haworth art Gallery gates take the third left to find the car park. The car park is free to use. When walking from the carparks to the galleries there are no steps but you will encounter ramps and small inclines.


Coaches should approach Hollins Lane from Newton Drive and turn first right onto Hollins Lane. Most coaches are too large to turn into the entrance to the gallery from the narrow section of Hollins Lane and there is no space for coaches to park in the grounds. We advise that coaches drive down to Harcourt Road and turn round before dropping visitors off at the gates and parking alongside the wall  on Hollins Lane where the lane widens.


Haworth Art Gallery has three public toilets including facilities for disabled users and baby changing facilities. All of the toilets are gender neutral.

Changing Place toilets are situated at:

Accrington Bus Station
King Street

Googlemaps; car journey routes from Haworth Art Gallery to Accrington bus station

Entering the building 

Ground floor front entrance

Ground Floor: front entrance to Haworth Art Gallery

The main entrance is accessed through the original oak doors at the front of the house.

Ground Floor: side entrance to Haworth Art Gallery

The Gallery Kitchen tea room opens half an hour earlier than Haworth Art Gallery and can be accessed through the side door.

Path to side entrance opposite car park

Door to side entrance












Ground floor plan

Floor plan: ground floor

Entrance hall

The Entrance Hall serves as both the reception area and the shop. Our staff can be recognised through a name badge and a denim apron. A hearing loop is placed at the front desk to aid the hard of hearing.

Entrance hall

Gender Neutral Toilets with Disabled Access and Baby Changing Facilities

The Toilets are accessed from the entrance hall through Scaitcliffe Corridor.

Left, door to the accesible toilets, baby changing and gender neutral toilet. Right, gender neutral toilet

Exhibition rooms: ground floor

There are two exhibition rooms on the ground floor (Drawing room and Morning room). Both spaces have seating.

Gallery Kitchen Dining Room and Bar

The Gallery Kitchen café and bistro is situated further down Scaitcliffe Corridor. The Gallery Kitchen bar is opposite the Gallery Kitchen café and bistro.

There is a fire exit situated on Scaitcliffe Corridor next to the Gallery Kitchen Dining Room. This is the shorter route from inside the house, to the car park.


The lift is situated on the Bell Corridor see below off Scaitcliffe Corridor

The lift is situated on the Bell Corridor see below off Scaitcliffe Corridor.

To use the lift press the button of your required floor and keep your finger on the button until you hear the DING DONG DING sound then the door to your destination will open when pushed.

Maximum (400kg): 4 people / 2 people + wheelchair.

RED button for emergency stop. Yellow button to call for help.

First Floor 

Floor plan: first floor

Staircase to First Floor

The staircase is situated to the right hand side of the entrance hall. The edges of the stairs are marked in white and there is a handrail to the right when going upstairs and to the left when going downstairs. The decorations on the handrail also have a use; they help you to pull yourself up the stairs.

The staircase is situated to the right hand side of the entrance hall.

First floor gender neutral toilet 

Down the corridor across from the top of the stairs is a gender neutral toilet.

First floor gender neutral toilet

Community Corridor

Turn right from the top of the stairs and you will find the sign for the Community Room.The Community Room is used for a variety of purposes including school sessions, arts and crafts workshops, meeting room for the community and as a drop in room.

Just off to the left of the Community Corridor is the lift.

First floor lift entrance/exit

Exhibitions rooms: first floor

There are four permanent exhibition rooms on the first floor (Guest room, Mrs Priestley room, Anne Haworth Room and William Haworth room) and a family room (bathroom room). All the spaces have seating.

First Floor Fire Exit

First floor fire exit

The first floor fire exit is located at the end of the Exhibition Corridor.

For full accessibility plan please see the word document. If you have questions prior to your visit please email or call 01254 233 782 (please call between 10 am and 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 12 pm until 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday).

Dementia-Friendly twiddle blankets

Dementia-Friendly Twiddle Blankets

Dementia-Friendly Twiddle Blankets

Thanks to one of our wonderful volunteers we now have available dementia-friendly twiddle blankets in our community room. Please feel free to use them while visiting our spaces. The objects are currently in our community room, but they will be available in our Family Room from Saturday 21st September.

Safe Space Alliance

Safe Space Alliance logo

Safe Space Alliance logo

Haworth Art Gallery is part of Safe Space Alliance.

What is Safe Space Alliance?

The Safe Space Alliance is a LGBTQI+ led nonprofit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for LGBTQI+ communities worldwide. Being part of the Safe Space Alliance is being part of a global and collaborative safe space community.

What is a Safe Space?

A safe space is a space where LGBTQI+ communities can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that does not tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards LGBTQI+ communities.

A safe space does not guarantee 100% safety, rather, it’s a space that has your back if an incident (violence, bullying, or hate speech) were to occur.

For more information about Safe Space Alliance, listing of Safe Spaces, projects and resources please visit Safe Space Alliance.

What does Safe Space Alliance do?

Safe Space Alliance helps people identify safe spaces.