The museum is split into two halves, with both sides covering three floors, linked by several staircases. There are handrails on all the stairs and seats are available throughout the museum.
The upper floors on one side of the museum are only accessible via stairs. This area includes: The Period Rooms, the Toy Stories gallery, the Shaping the Body exhibition.
Kirkgate, the museum’s recreated Victorian Street, is on the ground floor. The street does have a cobbled floor, but there is a smoother path around the edge.