Accessibility

Inside Museum

  • full wheelchair accessibility
  • sign language interpretation upon request
  • large print text floor plans
  • magnifying glasses

Strollers, folding stools, wheelchairs, baby-changing stations

The Museum provides strollers and wheelchairs (one of which is motorized) for our guests' use. Due to the limited supply, we encourage you to make a reservation for use of a stroller or wheelchair. Folding stools are available in all the galleries. Baby-changing stations are located in both the men’s and women’s restrooms on the second floor of the Museum.

Outside Museum

Weekdays

Use the metered street parking near the Museum or the public parking garage in downtown Northampton, a ten-minute walk away. Weekends and evenings after 5 PM, use the free parking in nearby Smith College lots or the free Smith parking garage on Route 66/West St.

Parking for Guests with Physical Disabilities

There is a drop-off area in front of the Museum for guests with physical disabilities. A  ramp leads to the entrance. The closest handicap parking spaces are at College Hall (the building next to the Museum) and in the Smith parking garage (about a block away from the Museum). Those with handicap placards may park in any handicap space or white-lined space on campus. If you believe you qualify to park in college handicap spaces but do not have a placard, visit Smith Disability Services or call 413.585.2071 to make advance arrangements and apply for a temporary pass.