Learn how we make sure everyone feels welcome at The Yare Gallery
We believe everyone deserves to see world-class artwork. We strive to champion equality, ensuring that all our visitors have equal access to our work, services and physical spaces.
Wheelchair users and customers with reduced mobility
A disabled access ramp provides level access from Middlegate Car Park to the front (west) Gallery entrance.
Disabled parking spaces are available for Gallery visitors to use free of charge. Please display your Blue Badge in your vehicle to be exempt from parking charges.
The Yare Gallery is wheelchair accessible, with step-free access and a lift in the main reception area providing access to all levels of the Gallery. The lift and staircases have secure handrails.
Seating is available throughout the Gallery. If you would like assistance to find suitable seating, please speak to a member of staff or contact us before your visit.
Visitors who are deaf or have a hearing impairment
Unfortunately, we do not currently have an induction (hearing) loop installed in the Gallery.
BSL interpretation may be available at our events, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Visitors who are blind or have a visual impairment
All registered service animals are welcome throughout the Gallery.
The lighting throughout the Gallery changes depending on the exhibition. Please contact us before your visit or speak to a member of staff for more information.
Visitors with SEN or additional learning needs
Due to the nature of contemporary art, the content of some exhibitions can be distressing or inappropriate for certain audiences. Please contact us for more information.
Accessible toilets and baby changing
There are accessible toilets on the ground floor and first floor of the Gallery.
The nearest Changing Places Toilet is at The Troll Cart (JD Wetherspoons), 7-9 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2AF.
A baby-changing table is located in the ground floor toilet. A nappy bin is provided.
Quiet times and spaces
The Gallery is generally quietest on weekday afternoons. Comfortable chairs can be found throughout the Gallery, to allow you to rest during your visit. The walled garden also provides a peaceful outdoor space with seating.
In the event of an emergency, a loud alarm will sound and visitors will be asked to exit the Gallery using their nearest exit routes. These are clearly marked with illuminated green ‘running man’ signs.
Staff will assist all visitors to leave the building promptly and safely. The fire assembly point is Middlegate Car Park, to the south of the gallery.
There is free and fast WiFi available on the ground floor of the Gallery.