Top 5 Accessible Attractions in the UK
With the summer months upon us, many of us are traveling and enjoying all that the UK has to offer. If you have mobility issues, then one consideration you have to make is how accessible are the attractions you want to visit. It’s sad that in this day and age we still have to do research about how accessible things are, because there are quite a few simple ways to transform most spaces into accessible attractions. In a recent study, only 2/10 of the UK’s most visited attractions scored a perfect accessibility score. So if you’d like to learn more about Accessible UK attractions, keep reading to see the best of the best.
1. The British Library
In London, right by Kings, you’ll find the British Library. This beautiful building has a mind blowing collection of over 170 million items, focused around writing and literacy. Exhibitions change regularly so there’s always something new to see and it’s very easy to move around this building, making it a true delight to visit.
2. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History
This museum is worth a visit just for the beautiful building its housed inside. This is one of those museums that will delight and entertain the whole family. There are number of exhibitions that are very kid focused. You can easily pass a few hours there, which makes it a perfect activity when the weather is poorly outside. It’s very accessible and has a lift so it is a great option if you’d like to visit alone too.
3. Tate Modern
If you’re an art lover, then you’re sure to be delighted with a visit to Tate Modern. One of the best features of this beautiful modern art museum is that it is free to the public. Easy to get around and a lot to see inside, just be sure to check in advance if there are any special exhibitions you would like to see as often they’re booked months in advance.
4. Horniman Museum and Gardens
Opened in 1901, this beautiful museum and grounds is a wonderful place to visit in London. Here you’ll find a large collection of taxidermied animals, as well as natural history, anthropology and musical instrument displays. Head to the world gallery which has many artefacts from all over the world coupled with quotes and how they’re relevant in our modern lives.
5. Southbank Center
This world famous arts centre is in the middle of London’s Cultural Quarter. Here you’ll find the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery. One of the best things about visiting the Southbank Center is all the delicious food stalls out the front. Be sure to visit with a hungry belly.
The UK has so much to offer the mobility compromised traveller and with a little forward planning you can find attractions that are easy for you to navigate and comfortable to explore. Happy traveling!