National Civil War Centre
National Civil War Trail - includes app store logos


The National Civil War Centre has been refurbished to modern standards of accessibility. As such, we are fully accessible to wheelchair users, and also offer fully accessible toilets.

If you need specific information about your individual access needs, including services available for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted visitors, please contact or call one of our team on 01636 655 765 and we can make arrangements for your needs, including the hire of our wheelchairs.

Accessible car parking is recommended at the nearby Appletongate Car Park. More parking info can be found here.

We now have a sensory backpack available for visitors. If you or a member of your party might react aversely to sensory stimulants, just ask for the backpack on arrival. It's full of things which are designed to make your visit more comfortable and enjoyable from protective ear muffs to a sensory ball, sensory floor plan, a soft toy to share your adventure with, and more.

Quiet Hours

The National Civil War Centre now runs regular Quiet Hours. These sessions are designed specially for families and individuals on the autism spectrum, those with learning difficulties or a sensory communication syndrome. Visitors will be welcome to explore the museum freely, with no loud sound effects and there'll be no one telling you off for making noise! You can get hands on with some of our objects with a special touch and feel table in the Tudor Hall and volunteers will be on hand; they won't pester you but will be happy to answer any questions you might have and can give you extra information about our objects and exhibitions if you ask.

Sunday 14th April 2019, 10-11am

Wednesday 8th May 2019, 5-6.30pm

Sunday 9th June 2019, 10-11am

During afternoon sessions we are open specifically for the Quiet Hour while on Sunday mornings there may be other guests in the museum. However both sessions will be run in the same way and other guests during the morning sessions will be made aware.