17.6.17 I visited the Jet Age museum.
There are two disabled parking spaces located at the front of the building.
There is a flat entrance leading into the venue with large accessible double doors.
Once inside you go through a set of accessible double doors in front of you to enter the museum.
Once inside there is a large open space which is all completely accessible.
There are lots of planes and little bits of information that you can get up close and personal with. I could drive my wheelchair right up to any of these displays with no trouble.
Outside there are some planes that are open for the public to go in and sit in. However, these are inaccessible for wheelchair users due to the gravelled ground leading up to the planes and for the fact that these planes don’t have access for wheelchair users.
There is a possibility of them looking into getting a third seat at the back one of the Harrier planes, this will make the plane accessible for wheelchair users.
There are disabled toilets located to the right as you enter the building.
These are accessible for wheelchair users, there isn’t quite enough room for a wheelchair to turn around safely, but there is room for a family member or PA to assist a wheelchair user.
There are handrails for both transfer sides. The sink and toilet paper dispenser are both accessible for a wheelchair user, but the hand dryer is a little too high.
The toilet doesn’t require a RADAR key but does have a workable lock on the door.
The lighting is nice and bright, the toilets are nice and clean and safe to use.
There is a café to the left as you enter the building, this is accessible for wheelchair users.
There are lots of tables that you can fit a wheelchair underneath.