In general the collection and exhibitions of the museum are well accessible for disabled visitors. However, we advise you to bring a carer to the museum. The doors are heavy and cannot be opened automatically. Access for your carer is free.
Less mobile visitors in the University Museum
Nearly all the exhibition rooms in the museum are easily accessible, but there are some exceptions. The collection of curiosities is not accessible when you are not able to climb the stairs (five steps). Also part of the Bleuland Cabinet is only accessible by stairs. In there it is possible to make use of the computers on which all information and images from the exhibition are available. For people in a wheelchair it is difficult to view the timeline of the history of the University of Utrecht in the Knowledge lab, because it is at eye level.
Less mobile visitors in the Oude Hortus
The main path in the Oude Hortus is suitable for wheelchairs and scooters, almost all of the garden is accessible via the paths. Only the small paths between the plants and gardens are not accessible by a wheelchair or scooter. The greenhouses and orangery are monumental buildings, the threshold has been removed as much as possible.
|Disabled bathroom:||there is a bathroom for disabled people on the first floor, which can be reached by elevator. The bathroom in the Gingko café is only reachable by stairs.|
|Wheelchair:||there is a wheelchair available|
|Parking for disabled:||there is one parking spot in front of the building reserved for disabled people|
|Parking card for disabled||not available|
|Assistance dogs||all assistance dogs are welcome in the museum and in the garden|
|Blind and visually impaired:||there are no facilities for the blind and visually impaired|
|Hearing impaired:||there are no facilities for the hearing impaired|
For less mobile visitors the museum is easy to reach with public transport. Take bus number 2 from Utrecht Central Station, stop University Museum. The stop is in front of the museum and you just need to cross the road. There is a small slope on the pavement and there are no bicycles parked. Plan your trip when using the public transport.
There is a limited number of paid parking spaces available around the museum. These are located on the Lange Nieuwstraat, the Nieuwegracht and the Nicolaaskerkhof. The nearest car park is a ten-minute walk away. Coming from the highway, follow the signs for Centrum and then P Springweg. In the parking lot, choose the exit 'Oudegracht' and walk via the Strosteeg to the Oudegracht. After that turn right, cross the bridge and enter the Hamburgerstraat. At the first intersection, turn right into the Lange Nieuwstraat. In about a hundred meters you will see the University Museum on your left. Please note that there is no elevator in this car park.
Parking rules for the disabled in Utrecht city centre
In the parking garages, parking for the disabled is free of charge, providing you display a blue badge. In front of the museum there is one disabled parking space. Disabled people can also park free of charge on the other spaces in front of the museum. Here you also have to display your blue badge.
Please note: this rule does not apply to designated permit holders areas.
P + R Utrecht: easy and affordable parking on the outskirts of Utrecht
Are you travelling to Utrecht by car? Park at P+R Utrecht and get your day off to a good start. The municipality of Utrecht has four P+R facilities located conveniently on the outskirts of the city near the A2, A12 and A28 motorways, where you can park your car easily and economically. From here, it is only minutes by bus, tram or public rental bike to the city centre. A combination ticket costs only € 5,-. This includes a full day of parking and public transport to and from the city centre for up to five persons. At present, there are four P+R facilities on the outskirts of Utrecht.
If you have any questions about the accessibility of the museum, or want to discuss your visit in advance with one of our employees, feel free to contact our reception during opening hours at (030) 253 80 08.