This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, PMLD
We went for my daughter’s birthday - and she absolutely loved it. They give carers a free ticket, and you can come all year for the cost of one entry which is a brilliant bonus. Quite a lot of multi-sensory exhibits, the sound area is brilliant and there was a temporary exhibit with lights when we went. Really accessible, friendly staff. Perfect for 2-4 hours but probably not a whole day out.
Transport & Parking
Right next to a railway station, doesn’t take long from Manchester. There is a big car park, which is flat and a 2 minute walk from the museum. Lay-by with 3-4 accessible spaces right by the entrance.
Great, easy to get round in using a wheelchair. Big lift, and lots of room between the exhibits. Nice touches like a sound booth that was a bit lower for wheelchair users, and it’s easy to get close to things (which can be difficult at some museums) Only area we didn’t quite ‘get’ was the house - we looked downstairs and then had to go back to the lift and round to see the upstairs (by which time my little girl had forgotten all about it being a house)
Fantastic Changing Places Facility. You need to ask for the code to get in, but it’s beautifully clean and well equipped.
Lovely, everyone was very friendly and helpful.