"Fascinating Musuem, good disabled access and enjoyable visit overall but problem with lack of seating in exhibition"
Visit Date: 15/02/2017
This visit included a person who uses: Walking AidOverview
National Maritime Museum, large museum with a fascinating, world class maritime display. Steps free or lifts available to upper floors and disabled accessible toilets.
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Going round the exhibition there were only 3 places where I could sit down and these were where there were film shows. There was no extra seating. For me personally I really struggled with this as I was in quite a high level of pain for much of the exhibition and was really thankful when I came across somewhere to sit. When we came out we had a seat by the entrance. I saw that there were some fold up stools, which I hadn't noticed before when I was going in. My friend said that most museums offer stools and also wheelchairs loans. Since my accident as I can't stand for very long time without it becoming quite painful, I have had a tendency to avoid museums, I didn't realise what was on offer, so it was my fault. However it would be appreciated if staff had been more proactive and on seeing my crutch asked if I'd like a fold up stool.