STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway
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STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EY, United Kingdom | 01793 466646 | Website

Excellent museum that has put a lot of thought into accessibility

5

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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair

Overview

Highly recommended rail museum with excellent exhibits that will appeal to all ages, and has been designed with access needs in minD. From website (www.steam-museum.org.uk): STEAM is fully accessible - having lifts and ramps for wheelchairs and pushchairs throughout the museum. Displays designed for those with special needs. Free admission to carers or helpers assisting a disabled person. Free loan of a wheelchair or motorised scooter. Free disabled parking within 25 metres of entrance. Guide dogs welcomed (dog bowls available!). Induction loop available at ticket desk.

Transport & Parking

5

Free disabled parking 25 metres from museum. Disabled drop off. Level access from car park.

Access

5

Automatic entrance doors. The museum is housed in the old railworks and is very spacious - there is no clutter to navigate round. A lot of very well planned ramps and lifts means that all of the museum is accessible.

Toilets

5

Disabled toilet facilities - Fully accessible toilets, fitted with call point. Adult changing room.

Staff

5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff (one member of staff Kevin Shurmer is currently up for a national tourism award)

Photos

Picture of STEAM - Museum Picture of STEAM - Train

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