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Conference 2023 Access Information

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Monday 9th October 2023

In-person Delegates:

Purpose, Practice, Pizzazz will be held at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. The main conference sessions will be held in the Engine Shop, Enginuity, with workshops across the Coalbrookdale site.

All sessions in the Engine Shop will be live captioned by a Speech-to-text-Reporter (STTR). Captions will be displayed on two 50 inch LED screens located on either side of the main stage.

All speakers will be provided with microphones.

A Hearing Loop is available in the Engine Shop.

There is step-free access to the Engine Shop via ramps.

Accessible toilets are located in Enginuity.

The approach to all conference venues is via a tarmac car park.


The exhibition is mainly on one level with a lift to the mezzanine floor.

There are accessible toilets.

Exhibits are multi-sensory.

This is a noisy environment with frequent loud sounds.

Workshop Venues and Coalbrookdale Gallery

The Glass Classroom, Coalbrookdale Gallery, Board Room and Members Room are all accessed via the Covered Bays. Access through the Covered Bays is step free. The underfoot surface is uneven in places (original brickwork).

The Glass Classroom and Coalbrookdale Gallery are located on the ground floor.

The Board Room and Members Room are located on the first floor. They can be accessed via stairs or lift.

Museum of Iron – LYNNEBEC Workshop

The workshop will take place on the first floor which is accessible by stairs or lift.

There is an accessible toilet.

Furnace Kitchen

There is step-free access into the Furnace Kitchen.

Further accessibility information for the museum venues can be found here.

Online Delegates:

All online sessions will be live captioned by a Speech-to-text-Reporter (STTR).

If you would benefit from any adjustment or support for accessibility, please email the WMMD team as early as possible with the adjustment you require.

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