During 2023, The Tank Museum has been committed to breaking down accessibility barriers by creating a visitor experience that works for everyone.
The Tank Museum has introduced a dedicated programme to make the world’s best collection of armoured vehicles an accessible destination for visitors.
Innovations at the Museum include events such as quiet mornings, where the sounds and interactives are turned off to support individuals with sensory needs, and free British Sign Language tours to help those with a hearing impairment discover the exhibitions in their own language.
Sensory backpacks for children with special education requirements and disabilities have been recently developed and are available to borrow free of charge, including ear defenders, a squeezy toy, and a magnifying glass.
Visitor Experience General Manager, Rosanna Dean said:
“The Museum recognises the importance of supporting the needs all visitors and is committed to accessibility.
“We look forward to visitors enjoying the experience and the wider accessible facilities we have on offer.”
Facilities have been designed to create a safe space for visitors with a new wellbeing room, and for those with reduced mobility, the museum is fully wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible.