We want History Masterclass to be accessible to everyone, but recognise that there are many barriers to access, be they physical, cultural, social, financial, intellectual, psychological or emotional. We are committed to seeking ways to remove or reduce those barriers, and to building accessibility into everything we do to provide, develop or enhance our services.
We aim to provide equal access to our venues and services wherever this is possible, and where physical access remains impossible, we will look for alternative ways to provide access.
Some of our venues are suitable for people with disabilities or limited mobility. However, many historic buildings have steep or narrow staircases, uneven floors and thresholds, as well as indistinct colours on steps and in corridors and, because of their listed status, are without lifts. We recommend that you email if you would like to find out the suitability of a particular venue for anyone with a specific disability.
Some details on accessibility for specific venues follow below:
- The Army and Navy Club has wheelchair access and hearing loop facilities.
- New College of the Humanities has steps into the building, and stairs up to the Drawing Room where each History Masterclass will be held, and there is no lift: this is because of the building’s Grade I-listed status, making it not accessible to wheelchair users.
- The Club at the Ivy has a lift from street-level and is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
- Tallow Chandlers Hall has steps into the building, and stairs up to the Court Room where each History Masterclass will be held, and there is no lift: this is because of the building’s Grade II-listed status, making it not accessible to wheelchair users.
- The Old Palace at York Minister has stairs up to the room where each History Masterclass will be held, and there is no lift.
- The Princess Victoria has stairs up to the room where each History Masterclass will be held, and there is no lift.
- The Blue Room at Stowe is accessible for wheelchair-users and people with disabilities via a lift. As the lift is not for general use, if possible please email in advance to say if you will need to use it.
We are actively seeking historic venues that are accessible to all.
Concessions apply for anyone aged under 18, students, and anyone in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance or Income Support. Attendees must bring proof of eligibility on the day of attendance. Proof of eligibility could be demonstrated by a passport; student ID card or letter from your university/college; or a letter from the Inland Revenue or the Department of Work and Pensions dated within the last three months as proof of receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance or Income Support, respectively. Attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.