We have an audio loop at the House welcome desk and a screen displaying information about admission prices and tour times.
If you choose to join a tour of the House our tour guides wear a microphone and we issue visitors with transmitters and headphones to allow you to comfortably enjoy the tour at the volume you prefer. Each individual can control the volume of their headphones. We also have two audio loop headsets for this system. These can be used with hearing aids with loop function.
During the school holidays you may choose to explore the House at your own pace. If this is the case you can opt to use our roaming loop system. We issue you with a handheld directional microphone, which you can point at the volunteers you encounter on your visit. You can choose to either wear the headphones we provide or use your hearing aid loop function. This gives you more freedom to explore as you wish. There are four headsets with this system and so is perfect for exploring in small groups. Please ask for more information on arrival.
Our Talking Portraits are interactive and are located in the Discovery Centre. All three portraits have subtitles. To turn the subtitles on you place the palm of your hand over the word 'subtitles' on the interactive table.