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The Battle of Britain Memorial

New Dover Road, Capel-le-Ferne, CT18 7JJ, United Kingdom | 01303 249 292 | Website
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Step free interactive afternoon involving cake.

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

Overview

Very little web information for the museum interactive experience - a single room that is high tech, immersive and interactive (although you would have to check there was an audio described / narrated version). Very accessible for me in a power chair with low height. You would probably need 2-3 hours in 'Scramble' the paid-for interactive room section. Outside is free as is an interactive panel about The Few inside. Gift shop, cafe and toilets all very modern. Its minutes of the motorway and has a few hard surface accessible parking bays (which are free). Several disabled people around and about during our visit.

Transport & Parking

5

All parking is close but the closest are the blue badge bays on hard surface material linked to the pathway towards the door. Parking is free for badge holders.

Access

5

Great for my needs. Entry via glass double automatic round door. Bright interior, roomy with accessible toilets, gift shop, free interactive panel and pay desk for the Scramble Experience. Outside: smooth hard surface paths to the planes, sculpture and memorial wall. Easy to read low height information boards in a clear font. Gentle slopes. Inside: We paid £6 each for the interactive 'Scramble' experience. Entry was via glass panel saloon doors activated by reception. The exhibit is a single room (no photo or video allowed) with LCD wall panels / touch screens along the entire wall. Screens are low and easily reached from seated to touch the info panels (flat on the wall, so no arm rest/guide). Could not see a feature to zoom text or have it read out. One wall and ceiling is a combined screen showing a 'modern' film depicting a pilot waiting to scramble. The emotive film and sound might need consideration if you have sensory sensitivities. Captions appear on lower screens and a central table displays plane movements relating to the film. The end of the room allows for visitors to try on pilot clothing. Low to medium lighting and surround sound.

Toilets

4

Modern clean toilet. Only difficulty might be the high paper towels and only a sanitary bin. See photo. Left a cord card as it was tied up.

Staff

5

Friendly.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

Cafe accessible by lift or spiral staircase. Nice low counter and easy to read menu of cakes and sandwiches etc. Balcony look out has one low height telescope.

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Arial view Entry to Scramble museum Accessible toilet Terrain Cafe

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