image for Museum item typeThe Shirehall Museum at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Museum, £2.50-£4


Common Place,
NR22 6BP

Walsingham Abbey Grounds

Walsingham Abbey Grounds


The Shirehall Museum contains a rare original Georgian courthouse, or Shirehall, which was in regular use until 1971. It now houses displays on the history of pilgrimage to Walsingham, law and order, and local photographs and artefacts. Local Tourist Information Centre and gift shop.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Partial wheelchair access.

Opening details

Daily in February 10am-4pm, weekends in March 11am-4pm, April-October 11am-4pm


Combined admission to Grounds and Museum, £4.00, £2.50 children 6-16

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See location of Walsingham Abbey Grounds and The Shirehall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 938378  Lat: 52.90267 Long: 0.88012

By Road:
In centre of Little Walsingham village, 4 miles from Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea off B1105

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from King's Lynn/Norwich station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Partial wheelchair access.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
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