Due to space constraints, the fragility of the walls, and open display of the collection, the interior of the house is unsuitable for young children. We suggest that the house is suitable for children of 12+ only.

The House and Garden

The David Parr House has small rooms and a steep set of stairs with a single handrail. Tours involve standing in the house for 45 minutes without leaning or touching the walls. A small foldaway chair is available for those who might find standing difficult.

The garden is on one level, mostly laid to grass. It has a concrete path with a flowerbed on one side. There is an historic shed which is open to the public, with restricted space inside.

Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre at 184 Gwydir Street has a single step from the pavement to the front path and a further step to the front door, for which a temporary ramp is available. There is a step down into the kitchen area, for which a temporary ramp is also available.

Restricted Mobility

For those with restricted mobility we offer access to the ground floor of David Parr House and a digital experience of the house in the Visitor Centre. There is a step up to the front door of the house and inside there is a step down to the kitchen from where you can access the garden step-free. 

Due to the fragility of the wall paintings it is not possible to support yourself by learning against or touching the walls. If you would like more advice or to talk to someone about your visit please email


We regret that wheelchair-access and step-free access are not possible within David Parr House itself. We offer a David Parr House digital experience in the Visitor Centre, which is wheelchair accessible. After a house tour introduction, a digital tour of the house can be viewed there.


For those with access needs, a car parking space at the rear of the house can usually be made available by prior arrangement. Access from the car parking space to the Visitor Centre involves a ramp leading up to the back door, with one step into the Visitor Centre, for which a temporary ramp is available.

To find out more or to book a tour requiring any of the above, please email

Guide Dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the house and Visitor Centre.


There is a disabled WC in the Visitor Centre.


If you need a registered carer to assist you during your visit, their entry is free of charge.

Tours for groups with additional needs

We are keen to accommodate groups with additional needs wherever possible and have a variety of resources available to help our guides enhance your experience of the house. To find out more about a group visit and to discuss your requirements, please e-mail