Access Statement

Introduction

Restored former canal company office, Navigation House is located in the centre of Sleaford. It is a Grade-II listed building standing in the old public wharf area, now known as Navigation Yard, off Carre Street. The building, thought to be the only one of its kind still in existence, has a heritage theme covering the early development of the new River Slea and portrays the story of the Navigation and its significant impact on Sleaford’s history.                  

The building has interactive exhibits for all ages, as well as exhibitions and film footage for those who are interested in the history of river trade and transport. Group and educational visits are welcome by prior arrangement with Navigation House by calling 01529 305904 or NKDC Tourism team on 01529 308102.

There is ramped access to Navigation House with the ground floor area only being accessible to wheel chair users.

Pre-Arrival

Making contact: please see contact details at the end of this section.

A clearly worded leaflet for Navigation House is available describing the main facilities, directions to the centre and opening times. The leaflet provides information and pictures illustrating the type of experience a visitor may expect. It is widely distributed to other attractions, hotels, guest houses, caravan parks and Tourist Information Centres.


An answer phone service is available 24 hours per day and up to date information about special events is published on the ‘Latest News and Features’ and ‘Upcoming Events’ pages of the centre’s website and this also features the annual events programme.


Short term opening issues such as weather related problems are always notified on the New Pages of the museum website; we always recommend people check before they travel. Visitor mailing lists (email & postal) are used to circulate information related to Navigation House and these are maintained in accordance with current Data Protection legislation.


Getting Here

Navigation House is easy to find from the A17 and A15 Sleaford bypasses by following the signs to Sleaford. Follow signs for car parking as detailed in 'Arrival & Car Parking Facilities' below.

Navigation House is located approximately 1/2 mile from Sleaford Train Station (SLR). Local taxis are available from the station.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

You can park in Eastgate Car Park (Pay & Display) adjacent to The National Centre for Craft & Design. You can park in this Car Park free for one hour, (charges apply following the first hour - except for Saturdays and Sundays when it is free all day). Alternatively you could park in East Banks Car Park located off Boston Road where the first hour is 60p (free on Sundays). Parking also available off Carre Street (Money's Yard car park - pay & display, free on Sundays) walk through to Navigation Yard via the side of the Barge & Bottle public house. Navigation House is situated diagonally across from the National Centre for Craft & Design in Navigation Yard.

Public Areas – WCs

Although there are no WC facilities in Navigation itself,  a fully accessible toilet can be found at The National Centre for Craft & Design across the courtyard.  There are also plentiful toilets in this venue.

The National Centre for Craft & Design also provides a cafe area where visitors can enjoy refreshments and light lunches.    This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Contact Information

Navigation House

Navigation Wharf

Carre Street

Sleaford

Lincolnshire

NG34 7TW

Navigation House telephone: +44 (0)1529 305904
NKDC Tourism Unit: +44 (0)1529 308102
email:  Navigation House:  navigationhouse@n-kesteven.gov.uk

e-mail:  NKDC Tourism team:  discovernk@n-kesteven.gov.uk
Nav House website: www.navigationhousesleaford.co.uk

District website:  www.heartoflincs.com

We welcome your comments and feedback all of which is monitored to help improve individual visitor experiences at the centre and its events

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