Before visiting the museum

The Historical Museum of the Palatinate has been rated universally accessible in keeping with the criteria of German certification and is entitled to label itself “certified universal accessible”.

See the universal accessibility database of the rheinland-pfälzische Gastlandschaften for detailed information on the Historical Museum of the Palatinate’s accessibility as well as pictures of the doors, elevators, exhibition galleries, restrooms, etc.

Correspondingly labeled sections of the museum may be entered with service dogs or seizure response dogs. Please inform our service office of your visit in advance by calling (06232) 62 02 22.

Getting there

Arriving by train and bus

Arriving at Speyer Central Station take the low-floor bus number 564, 565 or 568 departing every 15 minutes at "Bahnhofsvorplatz" (located in front of the railway building on the right, approx. 20 meters) to "Domplatz/Speyer" (stops are displayed and announced) where the Historical Museum of the Palatinate is located.

Arriving by car

Three disabled parking spaces are located directly next to the museum in Grosse Pfaffengasse.

You can also park on the Festplatz, which also serves as a parking lot (200 meters away from the museum). You can also take the low-floor bus 564 or 565 from there to the Domplatz. Since it is made of packed sand, the parking lot may be difficult to navigate for wheelchair users and strollers after rain. In this case, use the parking lot in Grosse Pfaffengasse instead.

In the museum

Museum entrance

When you are standing in front of the stairs leading to the entrance, the stepless entrance is located on the left side of the building. Signs show the way. Ring the bell at the side entrance and our staff will open the door and direct you to the register and exhibition galleries.

Exhibition galleries

The final rooms in the left wing of the Wine Museum are not accessible for people with a disability. Due to their status as cultural heritage, remoldeling the rooms is not possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
All other exhibition galleries are stepless or are accessible through elevators. The position of the elevators are also available in the floor plan included in the museum's App.

Service information

You can borrow wheelchairs, folding stools and strollers from us. 
We a have two wheelchair accessible restrooms in the museum: one on the ground floor near the lockers and a second in the basement near "Cross and Crown".

Should you have any questions or wishes, simply contact our staff, all of whom are happy to help, by calling +0049 (0)6232-62 02 22.