Museum Accessibility

The Jordan Historical Museum is comprised of three historic buildings (dated 1815 to c.1900).  The staff work diligently to create a safe and accessible environment for persons visiting the site. Listed below are some of the ways in which we strive to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. We'd be pleased to assist you with your accessibility needs, and are open to suggestion for other ways we can help.


-  An accessible parking space is reserved close to the museum entrance.
-  An accessible ramp is available to the Heritage House, and the Heritage House is accessible throughout the first floor for wheelchairs.
-  An accessible washroom is available.
-  We offer an affirmative environment for service animals ( no pets allowed, however)


Given that the exhibit space of the Jordan Historical Museum is extremely limited and that front-line staff are our main asset in terms of assistance, staff and volunteers are trained to offer any assistance where required, including:

- Carrying out a verbal tour of exhibits and reading labels and other information upon request.
- Offering to temporarily elevate lighting in exhibit areas.
- Providing additional seating in reception area.
- School house staff trained in FM systems for attendees to the school house program.
- Binders with enlarged exhibit images and text.

Other assistance is offered as follows:

- Large magnifying sheets located in the Fraktur Room for viewing fraktur pieces.
- Additional bench seating in exhibit area.
- Suitably sized label fonts (at least 22 pt.).
- Appropriate label font.
- Photograph album of upper floor of Fry House available for those unable to access that floor.
- Braille schoolbooks available for attendees to the school house program.
- Portable ramps available for attendees to the school house program and a permanent ramp to the Fry House (existing ramp to be replaced in 2014).


4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B1

TEL: 905-563-8205
FAX: 905-563-6566
Emergency After-hours: 905-641-0971

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