Attention to detail like no other museum!
I was blown away by the thought that has gone into accessibility at the Museum of Liverpool! Everything from Braille panels on exhibits and BSL interpreted videos, to a Changing Places toilet and even a stair count before you make your way up with winding spiral staircase. Fantastic.
Transport & Parking
We walked here so I can't really comment. I didn't notice anywhere to park nearby, and the surrounding area is largely pedestrianised.
Amazing. We walked in through automatic doors, into a large, wide open space. From here, we could look at freestanding maps to get our bearings and set off on a trail around the highly interactive exhibits. Downstairs I was delighted to see Braille guides to the exhibit ahead, Braille interpretation on everything I could see, audio headsets and BSL interpretation on all videos that I came across. Heading back out there was a Changing Places toilet tucked around a quiet spot behind the massive staircase in the centre of the entrance hall. A sign informs you that there are 84 steps to climb, so if you have difficulty walking far you can decide if this is too high a climb for you or not. The lifts were clearly signed. Upstairs, we were met with yet more alternative interpretation formats - and some fantastic tactile displays. You are encouraged to touch most exhibits and little green stickers with a hand symbol indicate this throughout. Wide corridors between displays, interactive features at a good height and lots of opportunity to read more information about everything on display. It was very busy with it being the weekend though!
Didn't use these but saw accessible toilets on each floor and a Changing Places toilet on the ground floor. Easy to find and clearly labelled.
Surprisingly we didn't interact with any staff on this visit, but that's probably because it was so busy! Regular audio announcements from staff about video reels that are about to start.
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It's a free museum and is packed full with interactive things to explore. Great view of the Liver Birds too!