The Home Front Museum gives visitors the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of civilian life during the Second World War. It is situated on New Street, Llandudno, in a converted garage built in the late nineteenth century.
There is no parking at the attraction and double yellow lines run the length of New Street. Parking is available on surrounding roads, with the nearest public pay and display car parks situated on Maelgwyn Road (LL30 2YN) and behind the Town Hall off Market Street (LL30 2ST) where public toilets are also available. Brown tourism signs (signed war museum) direct visitors from the Maelgwyn Road car park back to the Home Front Museum.
Access to the museum is gained from New Street, a level road within 100 metres of central Llandudno. New Street is served by a narrow pavement and access to the front door is via a lowered kerb and up a slight incline to a door opening that is 730 mm wide.
This is the reception and shop and has a carpeted floor. The ticket counter is 910 mm above floor level. The entrance into the museum is through a sprung door, 770 mm wide and has a handle 120 mm above
floor level. A member of staff is always on hand and will be delighted to open this door for you.
- All museum gangways have a minimum width of 800 mm.
- All gangways are on the level and have an anti-slip surface.
- Seating is available inside an air raid shelter with an opening of 530 mm and the bench seat is at a height of 500 mm above floor level. A second bench is available near the exit.
- There is low level lighting throughout the museum and torches are provided to all visitors.
- Loud sound effects are audible throughout the attraction. These include air raid sirens and exploding bombs.
- Most tableaux have a ‘see thru’ front however a couple do not and these are 1000 mm above floor level.
- Display boxes and interpretation panels are at a minimum height of 1150 mm and text is mostly in 18-point Arial font.
The exit door has a handle 1200 mm above floor level and an opening of 770 mm. This leads back into the reception/gift shop area.
- The museum is covered both internally and externally by CCTV cameras.
- The museum is fitted with a comprehensive fire alarm system with emergency lights throughout.
- Assistance dogs are allowed in all areas.
- Electric scooters are not permitted in the museum.
- All staff have disability awareness training.