Museum Accessibility

Making sure that the Northumberland Fisheries Museum is a space where everyone feels safe and included is a priority for us.

We do our best to be physically, financially, and intellectually accessible. We operate on a pay what you can, admission by donation basis. Our gallery space has wide lanes and ramps to ensure folks with a variety of needs can make their way through the space independently.

We have several accessible washrooms, as well as a gender-neutral washroom on our main level. The community room on the upper level can be accessed by stairs and by elevator. Our interpretive panels and information are currently available in English and French, with ASL and other languages soon to come!

We know that we can always do better, so please reach out to us if you have any questions, suggestions or requests surrounding the accessibility of the Museum.

Caregivers, or Interpreters

Museum admission is available at no cost to licensed care providers and interpreters for visitors requiring assistance. These care providers and interpreters receive complimentary admission when their client makes a donation for admission.

First Aid

The Museum Manager and staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. If assistance is required, please notify a member of the Museum immediately.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome in the museum. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times. 


The main entrance and most exhibit areas are accessible by wheelchair, scooter, stroller, and walker.