Worcestershire Visitor Attractions

Worcestershire Tourist and Visitor Information with links to heritage, nature and tourist attractions, many with brief details of disabled access. Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Worcestershire Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support 'Accessible Countryside for Everyone' in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings - Bromsgrove - over 30 different buildings and structures spread over 19 acres which have been rescued and re-built, 19 acres of grounds, wildflower meadow, period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard, events from medieval jousting to Victorian cookery, Edwardian Tea Room - Many of the historic buildings are only wheelchair accessible on the ground floor buildings are linked by wide gravel paths and there are well positioned benches around the grounds. The site is mostly flat, although there is one steep hill to the ice house, wheelchairs and motorised mobility scooters are available to borrow, accessible toilets, Touch tours and object handling sessions can be provided upon prior arrangement
www.avoncroft.org.uk

 

Ashmolean Museum Broadway - Tudor House, Broadway - built in the 17th century as a coaching inn, unique collections, include paintings and furniture from the founding collections of the Ashmolean - Due to building and conservation restrictions, it has not been possible to make the Grade II listed building fully accessible, it has level access through the main entrance and into the Education Room and washroom facilities
www.ashmoleanbroadway.org

 

Bewdley Museum - 18th century Butcher's Shambles built in 1784 to house the town's butchers, galleries, displays and craft studios, old Town Jails, Air Raid Shelter, Brass Foundry, Herb Garden, cafe - accessible by wheelchair with level entry or ramped access (with the exception of the air raid shelter), induction loop is fitted in the Education Room, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities
www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk

 

The Commandery / St Wulfstan's Hospital - 12th century, Grade I listed, audio interpretation, displays about the history of the building and the English Civil War, activities, gardens - lift to all floors and fully accessible toilet facilities
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/1/the_commandery/11/your_visit_to_the_commandery

 

County Museum - Hartlebury Castle - former home of the Bishops of Worcester, costume, social history, toys through time, travel & transport, room sets and historical objects, State Rooms, Georgian Saloon, Medieval Great Hall, nature reserve, shop, cafe - external glass lift allows all visitors access to every floor of the museum, shop and Orchard Picnic Area are both wheelchair accessible, hearing loops in the shop and reception
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/3/county_museum/13/your_visit_to_the_county_museum

 

Elgar Birthplace Museum - Lower Broadheath, Worcester - Explore the life and music of one of England’s greatest composers. Birthplace Cottage and Elgar Centre, events - offers accessible facilities to all visitors, including those with limited mobility, or impaired hearing or sight. The upper floor of the historic Birthplace Cottage is reached by steep and narrow stairs however, wheelchair access to the study and ground floor of the Birthplace Cottage and into the garden (gravel paths), accessible toilet
www.elgarmuseum.org

 

Morgan Motor Company Factory Tours - "see skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make our bespoke sports cars. Traditional car manufacturing combined with exciting cutting edge technology creates a tour like no other!" - "We welcome disabled visitors, however please inform us upon booking if you are a wheelchair user as these are restricted to one per tour group"
www.morgan-motor.co.uk/factorytours

 

Museum of Carpet - Stour Vale Mill - Kidderminster- discover inspiring stories of great inventions, amazing individual endeavours, wealth, poverty and hard work from the people that worked in the industry, extensive archive and library, interactives, activities, events and workshops - we have no accessibility info for this site
museumofcarpet.org

 

Museum of Royal Worcester - collections date back to 1751, houses the finest and most extensive collections of Worcester Porcelain, Georgian, Victorian and 20th century galleries - full wheelchair access throughout the galleries, two lifts and a disabled toilet, audio guide is available with silent headphones or hearing loop
www.museumofroyalworcester.org

 

Severn Valley Railway - Heritage railway, runs 16 miles between Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster - Specially adapted vehicles, which allow wheelchair access, are available on certain trains. Disability-friendly toilets are also fitted in some of these vehicles. At all stations, excluding Northwood and Country Park Halts, ramps are available which connect between the train and the platform. Access varies at different stations, please see their website for details
www.svr.co.uk

 

Transport Museum - Wythall - over 90 buses, and battery electric vehicles plus a miniature steam railway, interpretative displays, cafe and shop - The main Power Hall and Scania Hall, toilets block and building housing the shop and cafeteria are on one level and hard-surfaced. The Shire Hall may only be accessible on events days when vehicles are removed to create space, baby changing facilities.
www.wythall.org.uk

 

Tudor House Museum - Worcester - 500 year old building, a fine example of a close-studded timber framed building, with displays on the Tudor weaving and brewing that went on in the house, its later use as a coffeeshop for the poor, ARP office and school clinic, plus aspects of the history of this fascinating city. There are hands-on elements, coffee shop and a warm welcome - A wheelchair ramp is available to allow access to ground floor rooms, but due to the age of the building and limited space there is no lift to the first floor, unisex accessible toilet
www.tudorhouse.org.uk

 

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum - Foregate Street, Worcester - housed in a Victorian building with Worcestershire Sauce archive, objects from a real Roman mosaic to a Native American totem pole, interactive galleries of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry, Victorian Chemist Shop, exhibitions, activities and events for all the family, cafe, children's activity space - fully accessible, accessible toilet, baby changing facilities, induction loop, a wheelchair is available
www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/2/city_art_gallery_and_museum

 

 

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