Planes, planes and cake!
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair
The National Museum of Flight is based around and old airfield and is quite spread out. No worries though as there are several accessible parking bays so you can 'hop' from one part of the museum to another quite easily. There's also a 'train' like vehicle that carries people around the site.
Transport & Parking
Getting to the Museum could be a challenge for some folk if using public transport. It's probably best to go by car if you can. When you arrive you get your ticket at the gate and they will give you a map. The Museum is quite spread out with lots of hangers, huts and buildings to explore. The map does show you the accessible parking bays which is helpful.
It's fairly easy to get around as the majority of the site is connected by tarmac or concrete roads or paths. I found it quite easy to wheel around. The buildings were all wheelchair accessible and the larger buildings had automated doors. The smaller ones might be tricky but I struck lucky in that staff were quick to offer help in opening and holding doors. The map was good and it was easy to see which way you had to go. Once inside the various exhibit halls and buildings it was easy to move around and see most things. One hall had a really good viewing platform that allowed you to see over the aircraft and it has a good sized lift to get up to the platform. Some areas had interactive exhibits and I found these easy to access and use - even a flight simulator!
There were plenty of accessible toilets a different points during the walk around. All were well signposted, well equipped and spotlessly clean and tidy.
The Staff during the visit, without fail, were all friendly and welcoming. Helping with the odd door or two, chatting about the exhibits and generally making you feel very welcome.