National Railway Museum to feature in new Accessible Britain guide from Motability

Mallard at the NRM
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The National Railway Museum, in York, has announced that it is set to feature in a new edition of ‘The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain’ – just one of a dozen attractions across Yorkshire to be included.

The guide has been published to help people to enjoy the attractions what Britain has to offer, whatever their disability.

The NRM in York was visited by the team of reviewers, who either had a disability or visited the museum with a friend or relative who had a disability.

The team of reviewers were impressed with the facilities the museum had to offer to be as inclusive as possible.

The guide provides clear advice to highlight the best days out for everyone, from museums to wildlife parks. The new edition focuses on accessibility for people with neuro-diverse and mental health conditions following on from advice from organisations such as the National Autistic Society.

The refreshed Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available online by clicking here.

It is also great to see many railways also feature in the guide, such as the Severn Valley Railway and the Brecon Mountain Railway.

What did the officials say?

Jim Lowe, Head of Operations at the National Railway Museum, said:

“We are committed to try and make a visit to the museum an enjoyable experience for everyone. I am particularly pleased that the guide praised the ‘knowledge, enthusiasm and helpfulness of the staff and volunteers’ and I hope this will encourage more people to visit from across the UK.”

 

Sally Greenaway, Head of Visit York said:

“It’s fantastic news that the National Railway Museum has been recognised for its accessibility. We’ve been working hard with organisations such as Be Independent to help make York as accessible as possible for our disabled visitors and our Visitor Centre team has completed training on a variety of issues such as how to be dementia and autism friendly. We’re committed to doing all we can to make York accessible for all.”