Tower of London Accessibility

  • Tower of London Accessibility

    Posted by TabiFolk on November 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    The Tower, built during the end of the Norman Conquest of England has served as a castle, a prison, and now, a tourist attraction.  While efforts have been made towards accessibility, the age of the building means that some modifications are impossible and large parts are inaccessible to wheelchair users and others with limited mobility.

    As stated on the website:

    Disabled visitors receive a concession rate admission ticket and are entitled to bring an accompanying carer free of charge.

    Please note that carer tickets can only be obtained on the day of your visit upon presentation of proof of registered disability.

    For those in wheelchairs

    • The majority of the site is covered in cobblestone and can be very uncomfortable in a wheelchair
    • First-come-first-serve wheelchairs are available free of charge at the welcome center
    • Virtual tours are available for some locations
    • The Jewel House containing the Crown Jewels is the only building that is fully accessible
    • An access map is available from the official website: https://www.hrp.org.uk/media/1197/hrp-tol-acess-guide.pdf
    • An accessible washroom is available

    For those deaf or hard of hearing

    • Induction loops are available at various locations
    • British Sign Language tours are available on certain days

    For those blind or partially sighted 

    • Descriptive guides, audio guides and magnifying sheets are available
    • Information at handling points is available in braille
    • The Armory in Action gallery, opening in Spring 2018, will have many hands-on tactile elements
    • Guide dogs with proper identification are welcome

    Also see:

     

    TabiFolk replied 4 years, 10 months ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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