Website Accessibility

A Guide


Just like the museum, we aim to make the website as accessible as possible. We follow best practice so far as possible. The website comprises around 350 pages and development has to be gradual. We try to incorporate improvements in all new development work.

Access Keys

The following access keys are used on this website

Accessibility statement - this page (not used on all pages)
Main home page of website
News page (not used on all pages)
Site Map. Available on some pages at present
Sub-site or section home page. Available on distinct sub-sites (e.g. education) and sub-sections (e.g. collection)
Feedback form (not used on all pages)

The Education Sub-site

The Learning Zone section of the education sub-site is designed for use by children and navigation links are more restricted on the online learnng resource pages. This is to reduce the opportunities for distraction whilst working through the educational material. There is always a link to the education sub-site home page. The education sub-site home page has an option to display the full navigation menu.

Search Facility

The site's search facility is provided by, a leading international external seach service provider. The pages which are displayed giving search results and also alternative site maps, are not fully accessible although they have been customised as far as possible to make them accessible to all users. Some particular points to note are:

Accessible Website Design

Every effort is made to ensure that the site is accessible to all users including those with a disability. Our policy is:

We try to do a good job, but of course errors occasionally occur. If you notice an instance where we do not adhere to the above standards or there is any mistake or other other accessibility problem, please bring it to our attention. (