The historic buildings and sloping landscape which make Arnos Vale so fascinating also, regretfully, make it difficult to provide full access facilities for people with disabilities, or mobility challenges. Improvements have been made to the buildings and paths around the site, but due to the restrictions already in place unfortunately not all spaces are fully accessible.
Visitors are invited to contact us for advice or to arrange assistance before making a visit, either by emailing
or by telephoning 0117 9719117. We will do what we can to provide you with access.
There are two reserved parking spaces in front of this building, a ramp into the building and a passenger lift to the basement where there is a museum and toilets include the only accessible toilet with baby changing area on site. The Education room has an audio loop.
There are two reserved car parking spaces to the front of this building. Please ask a member of staff for assistance. Please note that this building does not contain any toilets.
East Lodge - Visitor Reception
This building can be accessed via a temporary ramp at the front of the building which will be in place most days when the building is open. There is also a sloping path to the rear to the basement Volunteer Centre and a flat floor access to a toilet, which whilst in a large space is not equipped with handles. A reserved car parking space can be found in front of the adjacent West Lodge.
This building can be accessed via a temporary ramp at the front of the building which will be put in place on request. Please phone in advance or ask at the Visitor Reception in the East Lodge. There is one accessible car parking space adjacent to this building.
Paths and Roads
Please keep to the paths and exercise care throughout your visit.
Please note some paths may be slippery, uneven, or have concealed tree roots and loose stonemasonry that act as trip hazards.
Some paths have steep slopes, sharp bends and steps, making them unsuitable for wheelchairs and prams.
Some paths have been closed due to access or site maintenance issues - please avoid cordoned off areas for your own safety.
Contact East Lodge Reception 0117 971 9711 for further information and advice on your access.
Please do not stand on the graves or climb on the monuments. Some graves are over 170 years old, many have voids underneath and there may be only a thin layer of old concrete above a brick lined vault.
Arnos Vale continues to be a working cemetery and place of remembrance. Please be respectful towards other visitors who may be visiting graves.