The entrance to Hollytrees Museum is cobbled and the Upper Ground Floor hall is tiled. The rest of the museum floors are carpeted and flat.
The museum is spread across several floors and the displays can be viewed in any order:
- Ground Floor – the shop, Visitor Information Centre and exit
- Upper Ground Floor – the Garden Room, leading to the hall and the Bernard Mason Clock Gallery
- First Floor – Running the Home Gallery
- Upper First Floor – the Childhood Gallery and Portrait Gallery
- Second Floor – the Education Room (typically roped off as it is used by schools and for events)
All the rooms are accessible via stairs or a lift.
The lift has two doors at right angles to each other. Entering from the ground floor and exiting on the Upper Ground floor for example involves a 90-degree turn to the left. The inside of the lift is quite small so this is not easily done and may not be possible with larger wheelchairs, mobility or double buggies.
The walkway from reception into the Upper Ground Floor hall is quiet narrow and there are a few steps.
Some of our displays are spot lit, while other areas, such as the crawl through tunnel inside the Childhood Gallery, might appear quite dark.