At the Woodlands Pioneer Museum we are committed to identifying, preventing and removing both visible, and invisible, accessibility barriers which may prevent equal access, participation and/or inclusion for all people regardless of ability. We believe in treating all people in a way which fosters the maintenance of their dignity, safety and independence.
To guide us the Museum maintains a formal, written, and current, accessibility plan that is available on request for review and feedback. All staff and volunteers are familiar with our plan and receive accessibility training as well. We invite all guests to ask for help if needed and every effort will be made to accommodate individual needs. There is no charge, nor admission fee for support persons, and service animals are welcomed on the site.
Recently, to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Government of Manitoba named the winners of the 1st Annual Accessibility Awards, recognizing groups in Manitoba showing a strong commitment to improving accessibility for all. The Woodlands Pioneer Museum was honoured to be awarded in the category of Outstanding Contribution in the Non-Profit Organization - Rural.
Even with pride and sincere gratitude for this acknowledgement, our goal remains focused on continuing efforts to improve the overall experience and accessibility of the Woodlands Pioneer Museum. We appreciate any contribution you can provide in helping us to achieve this. As always, we encourage feedback regarding your Museum experience. To do so, please follow the contact tab on the banner atop this page, provide written comments/questions in our suggestion box whenever you are on site, or approach any of our staff or volunteers directly. Thank you for your ongoing interest and shared commitment to making your next visit to the museum, the best one you've had yet!
New ramps were installed to improve physical access into a number of buildings
A series of paths were designed to connect the many points of interest on the grounds
Innovative use of new exhibit spaces and alternative ways to experience displays