We feel that one of the most important things about art, of any kind, is that it should be able to be enjoyed by all. And so while we are fortunate in the UK to have some of the best art collections in the world, it is also great to see that so many of our most interesting galleries are accessible to everyone. Here is Quingo Scooters pick of some of the best.
The National Gallery, London
We had to start our round up with the National Gallery in London: it is one of the most famous art galleries in the world, and is packed with some incredible treasures of European art in particular. Whether you want to enjoy the impressionism of Claude Monet or the elegance of portraits by Thomas Gainsborough, there are some wonderful paintings to enjoy here, and the great news is that the gallery is fully accessible. The Getty, Sainsbury Wing, National Café and Pigott Education Centre entrances are all level and accessible, and there is one Blue Badge parking space outside on Orange Street. You will need to give the team a call on 020 7747 2590 a couple of days before to book it though.
The Tate Modern
Staying in London for a while, we are also huge fans of the Tate Modern. It has a world class collection of modern art, all housed in a spectacular building that was once the Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames. Of course, the endlessly changing installations in the vast Turbine Hall are always worth taking a look at, but we also loved the dimly-lit and strangely peaceful room containing the vast paintings by Mark Rothko. The Tate Modern is completely accessible with 12 Blue Badge spaces outside. You will need to book a space a day in advance however, so give the team a call on 020 7887 8888. From there, enter using the level access at the South Entrance of the Blavatnik Building.
Victoria Art Gallery
Millions of visitors come to Bath every year, and it really is no surprise. It is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in the UK, and it is also home to the wonderful Victoria Art Gallery, which is fully accessible. It houses a great collection of art that ranges from the 15th century to the present day, and it is a fantastic place to spend a few hours. There is a ramped entrance on Bridge Street and a lift to all floors.
Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art
We head north now to Glasgow, a city with a rich artistic and cultural life. The city’s Gallery of Modern Art is housed within a impressive neoclassical building and it has five large exhibition spaces that house an ever-changing variety of shows. It’s also fully accessible to those of us who use a mobility scooter, with a ramped entrance, accessible galleries, shop, library and cafe.
The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester
This is a real treasure: a gallery that is full of world class contemporary and historical art, that still feels very much a part of the local community too. The gallery has close links with organisations across the city that encourage local people of all ages to come and participate in the life of the gallery, and we feel that this spirit of openness really shines through when you visit. There are three Blue Badge spaces near to the Park Side entrance, as well as seven more on Denmark Road close to the entrance. There are accessible entrances to the gallery and lifts inside, as well as accessible toilets.
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