The management of the Historical Museum and Park of the Miramare Castle is specially committed to ensuring the widest access possible to cultural heritage.
Several initiatives have been undertaken in this direction, in particular the signature, in September 2018, of a memorandum of understanding with the Undersecretariat of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in charge of family and disability affairs and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Authority, in the presence of the then President of the Council of Ministers Giuseppe Conte.
Among the projects that the management worked on, the lift in the Castle, which was opened to the public on December 19, 2019, is of particular importance. The lift also allows people with reduced mobility to access the first floor of the Castle. If necessary, the Museum has its own wheelchair accessible to the disabled. To use the lift, simply request it from the security staff in the Information area at the entrance to the Castle.
The planned initiatives to be developed in the coming months include, in particular, the repaving of the main paths in the park, the replacement of interior and exterior signage, the provision of audioguides and accessible cultural supports to the visit.
The Museum can be visited by users with reduced mobility thanks to the absence of architectural barriers. The Management has provided for the installation of a lift accessible to the public and to people in wheelchairs.
The lift, which was opened to the public on December 19, 2019, allows people with disabilities or reduced mobility to access the first floor of the Castle. If necessary, the Museum has its own wheelchair accessible to the disabled. To use the lift, simply request it from the security staff in the Information area at the entrance to the Castle.
Viale dei Lecci, which connects the Porta della Bora to the castle, can be used by wheelchair users and, if required, by vehicles transporting disabled people. Also the former stables, the castle piazza and the terrace surrounding the building can be easily accessed by users with reduced mobility or people in wheelchairs. To reach the other areas of the park (parterre, greenhouses, castelletto), please contact the museum management to make arrangements to open the Via Beirut entrance to motor vehicles.
In the parking area, in the initial stretch of the driveway leading to the museum, two spaces are reserved for disabled people. About 300 metres long, the driveway is accessible by wheelchairs as well as vehicles transporting disabled people needing to stop directly at the entrance of the museum.
To have direct access to the castle square by car and have the barrier removed at the Viale dei Lecci entrance, please contact the porter service using the intercom buzzer placed to the left of the Porta della Bora gate.
On request, if you are entitled to use a space reserved for disabled people, the security guards can cancel your parking ticket. Please bring the ticket received upon entry with you and produce it to the security staff upon leaving the museum.
EU citizens with disabilities who can show evidence of their registration with the social and healthcare services (Ministerial Decree no. 239 of 20 April 2006) are entitled to free admission to the museum, together with a family member or another caregiver.
In the coming months, the museum management is planning to redefine and update the educational material available for the visit. Particular attention will be paid to the educational material intended for people with visual and cognitive disabilities.
At the moment, the museum provides Braille educational supports for the visit to the castle and the park, which were designed in collaboration with the Rittmeyer Institute of Trieste. Equipped with tactile maps, the supports are available free of charge, upon request, in Italian, English and German.
To book the supports and qualified assistance, please contact the Educational Services Office of the Historical Museum and Park of the Miramare Castle: firstname.lastname@example.org – tel. +39 040 224143 extension 2.