‘Your museum must have an access policy or statement approved by your governing body. It should cover how people can see, use, and reference your collection, gain access to your museum buildings and sites, and how you share information about the collection with people. This should include:

  • using a variety of interpretative methods to exhibit the collections
  • enabling public access to the collections, buildings and sites, and associated information
  • the date you’ll next review the policy’

(Accreditation standard, November 2018)

Dementia toolkit


The resource is designed with the small museum in mind, but the principles it is based on can be used by anybody anywhere. Organisations can make a real impact on the wellbeing of those living with dementia with only a small initial investment of time, in order to create impact which affects an entire community.

Equality Act 2010


This legislation is directly related to the Accreditation standard and achieving requirement 3.1.5 Access Policy Statement as museums need to ensure they are acting within the relevant legislation.

Easy access to historic buildings


These guidelines focus on physical access issues, as well as the challenges and constraints posed by buildings whose function is not directly related to their historic status – shops, offices and civic buildings – rather than those preserved and opened to the public purely as historic attractions.

Part of: Access policy