Accessibility for Visitors

Accessibility for Visitors

Making all visitors feel welcome


The Museum of the Albemarle welcomes ALL visitors to discover the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve state, regional, and local history for future generations.


In preparation for your visit, please find the answers to your questions in the sections listed below. For additional information, please call (252) 335-1453 or email moa@ncdcr.gov. Once in the museum, questions about accessibility may be directed to staff at the Information Desks.


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Visitors with mobility disabilities

Accessibility


Handicap accessible entrance and parking are in front of the Museum.


Exterior Access Ramps


Currently, the Museum has a wheelchair-accessible ramp located to the left-hand side of the main steps to the building.


Wheelchair Rentals


Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis while visiting the Museum.


During Visit


Accessible seating is available in the Auditorium.


Benches are located throughout the Museum exhibits.

Getting Around the Museum

Elevator Accessibility



All levels of the Museum are accessible by elevator, including exhibition spaces and all public facilities.


Accessible Restrooms


Accessible restrooms are located on the first and second floor behind the Visitors Elevator of the Museum and across from the Auditorium on the first floor. All restrooms and water fountains are wheelchair accessible.


Nursing Room


The Museum's private nursing room, located within the women's restroom on the first floor behind the Visitor Elevator, is wheelchair accessible. This room is meant for single-use only and includes a cushioned chair with arms, two small tables, a locking door, and an electrical outlet. A key must be requested at the lobby floor Reception Desk before using.

Things to Know Before You Go

Service Dogs are Welcome


Museum of the Albemarle follows the US Department of Justice’s Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources requirements for service dogs. The dog must be trained to provide assistance to a person with a disability. Visitors are not allowed to bring emotional support animals into the Museum.


No Smoking


The interior of the Museum is a no-smoking free zone.


No Food or Drinks in Exhibits


Food and beverages may not be consumed in gallery areas except for designated areas. Please inquire at the first-floor Reception Desk for designated areas.


Photography


You are welcome to take photos for personal use (and share them on Instagram with #moaelizcity). However, tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted without prior approval. For professionals, please contact (252) 335-1453 or email moa@ncdcr.gov for appointments and info.

Enhancing Your Visit

Closed Captions


Closed Captions are available on all exhibit videos.


Large Print


The majority of our exhibits are designed with large print integration for legibility.