West Midlands Visitor Attractions
West Midlands 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 West Midlands 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.
Aldridge Transport Museum - Aldridge, Walsall - Displaying the historic legacy of road transport in the West Midlands, Buses, Commercial Vehicles, Private Cars, Transport Memorabilia, see vehicles in various stages of restoration - we have no accessibility information for this site
Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses - Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres with four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, beautiful gardens, playground, tearoom, shop - Excellent wheelchair access throughout the Gardens and Glasshouses, manual wheelchairs and three electric mobility scooters for loan, baby changing facilities
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre, first opened in 1885, housed in a Grade II listed building, over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography, "The art gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which are part of the largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection in the world", the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, in its own dedicated gallery, diverse exhibition programme - The Museum and Art Gallery is fully accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties. Lift Entrance to the Museum is through the Gas Hall Entrance on Edmund Street, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
Black Country Living Museum - 26 acres, recreated the conditions of the 19th and 20th centuries, using original buildings from across the Black Country., "Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers brought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns" walk in the streets of the canalside village, chat to the costumed characters, take a tram or go down the underground mine, canal trip, Fish and Chip Shop, Pub, cafe - Museum buildings are accessible although many require the use of temporary ramps, wheelchair hire,. "Unfortunately the underground mine experience is not accessible for wheelchairs or people with limited mobility", accessible toilets, (nearest Changing Places toilets are located at Dudley Archive and Local History Centre, just 5 minutes walk from our main visitor reception)
Cadbury World - Bournville, Birmingham - self-guided exhibition tour, 4D Chocolate Adventure experience, Bournville Experience museum, African Adventure play area, cafe, hand made gifts - Vast majority is wheelchair accessible, ramps and lifts, accessible toilets, Changing Places facility (RADAR key req) and baby changing facilities integrated within all toilet facilities across the attraction. "Infrared system for visitors with a compatible hearing-aid system.Audio guides with Earphones and BSL (British sign language) tablets are available from reception and subject to availability"
Coffin Works - Newman Brothers old Jewellery Quarter factory "full of original stock and tools of the trade. With the original machinery working again, you can truly experience how this old Jewellery Quarter firm once operated on a day-to-day basis, producing some of the world’s finest coffin furniture...enter a time capsule where the music of the 60s is piped into the building, mingled with the industrial sounds of a working factory", costumed guides on 1 hr guided tours, hands-on activities, exhibitions - accessible, lift giving access to all floors, accessible toilets, digital guidebook which has British Sign Language interpretation, audio and sub-titles.
monthly Relaxed experience which has been designed specifically for people on the Autistic Spectrum and their families, and suitable also for people with a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder
The Jaguar Visitor Centre - Castle Bromwich - "The Tour at Castle Bromwich offers an exclusive insight into the creation of our cars. You will have a unique opportunity to witness the entire production process from sheet metal to Jaguar car." (Places are very limited. Please book in advance) - "The Tour provides access for people with disabilities. However, please do inform us about particular needs so any necessary arrangements can be made in advance."
Leather Museum - Walsall - "Discover why Walsall became the British leather goods capital in this fascinating working museum, housed in a restored leather factory...watch skilled leather workers in the process of hand-crafting leather goods such as wallets and purses and perhaps have-a-go yourself", Guided tours available, Live demonstrations of traditional leather crafts in period workshops, cafe, shop, gardens and picnic area - "The museum is fully wheelchair accessible, including toilet facilities"
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - Hockley, Birmingham - built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop, guided tour of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory, two galleries, Story of the Jewellery Quarter and Earth’s Riches, live demonstrations at the jewellers’ bench, cafe, shop - a lift makes all area accessible for wheelchair users."Owing to space limitations in the factory area only one wheelchair can be accommodated at a time", accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
The Pen Museum - in what was once Wiley’s pen factory, tells the story of Birmingham’s important role in the information revolution, how the Jewellery Quarter was home to over 100 factories manufacturing the ‘Birmingham pen’ which supplied 75% of the world’s pens during the 19th Century, collection of over 5,000 objects related to the Birmingham steel pen trade and the history of writing - located in a listed historic building, wheelchair access to some areas is limited, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities
Thinktank - Birmingham Science Museum - Millennium Point, Birmingham - Spitfire Gallery, Marine Worlds Gallery, Science & Industry Collection, Natural Science collection, Planetarium, Science Garden, Industrial heritage, Wild Life Gallery, outdoor play area, over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology over four floors, cafe, shop - "Thinktank is fully accessible for visitors with mobility difficulties. There are central lifts to all floors...There are accessible toilets on all levels. We also have baby and adult changing facilities"