The Bell Museum strives to be a welcoming and accessible environment for all visitors with disabilities, with programs and rescources designed for a variety of needs.

We invite your feedback on ways to improve accessibility in our current facility, as well as how to ensure we provide state-of-the-art accessibility in our new facility.

To request specific disability accommodations, ASL interpretation for a presentation, or information in an alternative format, please call our accessibility coordinator at 612-626-1897.

General information

  • A fully accessible, single-stall, gender neutral restroom is located on the first floor near the museum lobby. The restroom is equipped with a lift table.
  • Service animals are allowed within the Museum's galleries and grounds.
  • If it is easier for you to visit when there are fewer people in the museum and less background noise—the quietest times of day to visit the museum are between 2:30 pm - 5 pm and on Saturdays after 1 pm. 
  • Visitors may leave and return as much as they like during a single day. Please check in with the front desk if you are leaving and plan to return later.

Physical Accessibility

  • A ramp is located 150 feet SE of our main entrance on Church Street. The accessible entrance is on the SE side of the building.
  • A parking spot for visitors with a hang-tag for accessible parking is available at at the rear of the building. Browse this map of the East Bank (pdf) to view other nearby accessible parking facilities.
  • All galleries are accessible via elevator. 
  • We have a wheelchair available for check-out on a first-come first-served basis. There is no charge to use the wheelchair.

Accessibility for Visitors with Developmental Disabilities or Sensory Sensitivities