Access Information

The Bureau is located in a four storey Georgian former textile museum in Blackburn. We have recently moved in and are working to improve access and signage and will update this information when anything changes.

We will do anything in our power to ensure that your visit to The Bureau is as easy and hassle free as possible. If you want to have a conversation about your requirements and what we can do please email or call 07584 261523


The ground floor has level access via the alley between The Making Rooms and Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery on Museum Street. There is an incline between Exchange Street and the alley entrance. During our opening hours this entrance will be open. There is also a doorbell if the door is closed. The alley isn't glamorous, but we are working to improve this and make it our main entrance.

At the front of the building on Exchange Street, there are two steep steps with a grab bar. There is a doorbell here as well which connects you to reception during opening hours.

We do not have automatic doors.


There is a small lift servicing the public areas of the building (the basement, ground floor and first floor). Stairs are steep with single handrails.


There is no parking at The Bureau. There is some paid on-street parking nearby for 1 hour during daytime and is free and for unlimited time after 6pm. Disabled badge holders can park.

The mall car park which has good lift access is close to The Bureau. There are no steps or steep inclines between the clock tower lift and The Bureau and there are benches available on Kind William Street. There is one road with a zebra crossing outside The Bureau.

Public Transport

The Bureau is located 0.2 miles from Blackburn Bus Station and 0.4 miles away from Blackburn Train Station.

There is a taxi rank at the train station. Location Map.


Unisex disabled toilet with level access and baby change facilities available on the ground floor of the building (radar key not required). There are unisex disabled access toilets also located in the basement and the first floor.

We are able to offer table service for drink and food.

Our large room upstairs is bright and open.

We welcome attendees who need to bring medicines, food or drink to manage a medical condition, or medical equipment, please contact us with any specific requirements or concerns.