The Salmon Bothy is a fine example of a combined icehouse, bothy sleeping quarters and net loft. Built in the 1830’s, it is of historical significance and hence is Category B listed. For this reason, access to some areas for people with disabilities may be limited.
Parking: There is a car park situated adjacent to the main museum entrance on shore level. Disabled parking spaces in the car park are clearly signposted nearest to the gravel path leading to the museum. There is also a designated disabled parking space on Wood Street for access to Upstairs at the Bothy.
Museum Access: At the Salmon Bothy Museum, the double doors open to allow adequate space for those using wheelchairs to enter the first chamber of the museum. The further two chambers have original cobbled flooring and therefore are not recommended with a wheelchairs or push chair.
Upstairs at the Bothy
There is a cemented pathway which leads up the left hand side of the building to the upper road. The original external steps to the Upstairs area can be accessed by wheelchair users by way of a stair climber chair. This is an electronic chair that is used with assistance to climb the stairs. A folding wheelchair is available for use once upstairs.
If you anticipate use of the stair climber chair, we appreciate prior notice whenever possible to ensure assistance can be provided without delay.