Access Statement

The Holyhead Maritime Museum is an equal opportunities organisation. This means that all volunteers and visitors will receive equal treatment regardless of age, sex, religious belief, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability or sexual orientation. It also means that the Museum Trustees and volunteers will take and monitor action to ensure that all places in the Museum have a quality of access to all its services, with similar care for equality in opportunity within the limits of its aims and purposes.

Transport and Location

There is on-site parking for seven cars. A free car park maintained by the local authority is situated some 150 meters away with limited facilities for coaches. There are also parking bays located on the top promenade. A drop off point is located outside the main entrance of the Museum for disabled users; there is also one disabled bay for parking.

The Museum is located at Newry Beach, Beach Road, some 800 meters from Holyhead town centre. There is no public transport from the town to the museum. Access to the Museum is by roadway, footpaths and steps.

Grid Reference of the Museum: O/S Map 114 Ref: 2458233 SH

Post Code: LL65 1YD

Main Entrance and Reception

There are no steps to the double door main entrances to the Museum and Bistro. All facilities are on the ground floor. All corridors are well lit. All internal doors will accommodate wheelchair access.


For health and safety reasons dogs are not permitted within Museum buildings, including the Bistro, with the exception of assistance dogs.

Toilet Facilities

These are available with wheelchair access and mother and baby changing facilities (Please note there is no alarm system in the disabled toilet).

The Harbour Front Bistro

The Bistro has easy access for wheelchair users. There is an extensive menu that also caters for vegetarians.

The Shop

The shop has all glass counters and display units set at a height convenient for wheelchair users providing unimpaired viewing of all goods on sale.

Guided Tours

There is always a tour guide on duty to assist the visitor with any questions or queries. The Museum's volunteer staff will endeavour to make your visit a most enjoyable one. Please do not hesitate  in approaching any of the staff on duty if you feel you need assistance in any way. Many of the staff speak Welsh.