Accessibility

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with disabilities, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.
Access statement for the British Commercial Vehicle Museum

 

Pre-arrival
For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the contact page of our website.
The nearest railway station is Leyland, which is approximately a 10 minute walk away. Taxis are available from the station. If you require an accessible taxi you can book one in advance.
The bus stop is a 5 minute walk away and all are accessible.
The museum has a private car park for visitors with disabled bays available.

 

Main entrance and reception area
The main entrance is situated on the ground floor with step free, level access throughout.
There are comfortable chairs adjacent to the entrance door.
The floor surface is tiled throughout.
The reception desk is located to the right of the main entrance.
The area is evenly and well lit with overhead lighting from both fluorescent and spot lighting.

 

Attractions (displays, exhibits, etc.)
We have large display boards telling the history of British transport in appropriate font size interspersed with a variety of images, running the length of the museum.

 

Public toilets
The adapted toilet is for the use of disabled people and baby changing facilities, it is 6m (8yd) from the accessible entrance, to the left of the reception. This is a unisex toilet and a key is not required to access it. The toilet door opens inwards and is locked with a twist lock.
As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides. Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

 

Shop
The shop can be accessed directly from the main entrance and when exiting the exhibition areas.
Staff can offer assistance if required.
There is ample room within the shop for a large wheelchair to manoeuvre and turn.
There are tall display racks and low units accessible from a seated position.

 

Museum interior
Ramps are situated throughout the museum for access to all exhibitions throughout.

 

Additional information
All of our staff receive regular training that includes disability awareness training.
We have a set of evacuation procedures – should you require it someone will assist you with evacuation either out of the building or to a refuge.
Assistance dogs are welcome and water can be provided upon request.
All our information brochures, evacuation procedures, etc. can be made available on large print on request.