Picking your next day out can be hard when there’s so much choice! Here at Quingo Scooters we’ve created a handy guide to some of the country’s best Accessible Attractions. From a fast-paced day in the biggest cities to something a little quieter in the countryside, we’ve got plenty to choose from!
This week we’re taking you down south to Essex, home to beautiful countryside views and only a short journey from London. This week’s Accessible Attraction is Chelmsford Museum – definitely one for those who love their history!
What’s on offer?
The Chelmsford Museum is situated in a large Victorian house, which you’ll find in a public park. There are exhibitions that cover geology, archaeology, numismatics, local history, fine and decorative art and natural history. The Essex Regiment exhibition can also be found here.
The story of Chelmsford exhibition takes visitors through the history of Chelmsford through Chelmer Valley from the Ice Ages to the present day, visiting the major archaeological monuments and sites in the district along the way. Some of the magnificent sites you’ll see here are Ice Age mammal remains, Bronze Age earthwork at Springfield, Chelmsford cathedral and many more interesting artefacts!
The Essex Regiment exhibition showcases the story of the county Regiment from its origins in 1741. In this exhibition, it explains the nickname ‘The Pompadours’ and follows the Regiment’s fortunes throughout major conflicts in the British Empire, World Wars and the Korean War. There are various Regimental trophies displayed, including the famous Salamanca Eagle – a Napoleonic standard captured from the French in 1812.
The Second World War (1939-45) exhibition details the work of the 2nd Battalion (the ‘Pompadours’) and how they were first in the field. They then moved on to France in September 1939, and were part of the retreat to, and withdrawal from Dunkirk in May 1940. They landed on D Day in 1944, and fought through without respite to the final capitulation of Germany in May 1945.
Travelling to Chelmsford Museum is very convenient from the Capital, as there is a frequent service by train from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford on the Anglian (East Coast) line. The museum is located just a short distance from the railway station. Public buses run regularly, the nearest stop is adjacent to Moulsham Street opposite The Rising Sun public house. For more information on planning your visit to Chelmsford Museum, check out the ‘Getting There’ section of the museum’s website.
An accessible day out
Chelmsford Museum’s staff are all trained in accessibility, and are always available to offer assistance if required. The museum has dedicated parking for blue badge holders and is fully accessible for scooter users. On the lead up to the main entrance of the museum, there are gentle slopes and smooth surfaces with automatic doors at the main entrance. The museum has level access throughout and lifts to all of the floors, as well as wide doorways for scooter users. For more information on accessibility within the museum, visit the website here.
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