Visiting the Royal Armouries Museum on your Quingo scooter

The Quingo team encourage our users to get out and about on their scooters, and we highlight some accessible attractions that make it easy for you to visit on your Quingo. This time we’re taking a look around the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

The Royal Armouries Museum

Situated in Leeds City Centre’s new development Leeds Dock, the Royal Armouries Museum was built to house a large part of the national collection of arms and armour, and displays over 8,500 objects throughout its six themed galleries: War, Tournament, Oriental, Self-Defence, Hunting, and Peace. It even features an outside Tiltyard where live shows take place, including an exciting  jousting show.

Accessibility

The Royal Armouries Museum welcomes visitors with limited mobility and is extremely mobility scooter friendly.

The museum features 5 designated parking spaces in the coach park area, next to the Tiltyard: 100 metres from the Museum entrance – perfect for all Quingo mobility scooters and especially for Quingo Flyte users.

To access these parking spaces:

  • Turn right at the entrance of the multi-story car park into the “Service” road.
  • Ignore the No Entry signs labelled “except for loading and coaches”.
  • Proceed along road which has speed bumps and follow it around the turning circle.
  • 3 spaces are on the immediate right side.
  • 2 more spaces are on the left beyond the “Drop-off point” area.
  • Further parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are available on the ground floor of the nearby multi-storey car park. These are chargeable.

The front doors of the museum are automatic and have an accessible adapted toilet facility on your right as soon as you go in. At the far end of the entrance hall is the Information Desk where you will be greeted by a member of the Front of House team ready to help with any requests.

Mobility scooter users are permitted to use any type of mobility scooter inside but require you travel no faster than 4mph. Quingo users can enjoy access to all the galleries via a number of lifts.

There are accessible adapted toilet facilities at the main entrance to the museum on the right side, and on floors 1 and 4. There are also accessible adapted toilet facilities in the Nelson Bistro which is located on the ground floor to the left of the entrance.

For more information on access information for the Royal Armouries Museum you can visit their website, call them on 0113 220 1999, or send an email to enquiries@armouries.org.uk with your questions.

Have you been anywhere interesting?

If you’ve been anywhere interesting on your Quingo, we’d love to hear about it. Please send your stories and any photos to giles(at)amc.uk.com and we can post them on our blog.