The Quingo team are always encouraging users to get out and about and visit interesting or unusual places on their Quingo mobility scooters and this time we are showcasing the Science Museum in London.
The Science Museum
The Science Museum, located in London’s South Kensington, is one of the largest museums in the UK. Founded in 1857 as part of the South Kensington Museum, and became a fully independent museum in 1909. Today the Science Museum is world renowned for its historic collections, awe-inspiring galleries and inspirational exhibitions.
Current exhibitions include:
- Revelations – about the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art.
- Food Cravings – find out about why we crave food, how food can control us and different ways your diet can affect your brain.
- Churchill’s Scientists – Discover Winston Churchill’s unknown fascination with science.
- Information Age – Celebrate over 200 years of communication and information technology in this new gallery.
You can keep up to date with what’s on at the Science Museum website here.
The museum is open 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15) every day except 24 to 26 December.
The museum closes at 19.00 during school holidays, with last entry at 18.15.
It is located on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD.
Visiting on your Quingo
The Science Museum make it very easy to visit on your Quingo. The museum is fully accessible for mobility scooters, although class 3 scooter owners (Quingo Plus, Quingo Vitess 2 and Quingo Toura 2) will be asked to limit their scooters to 4mph when navigating the museum.
There are plenty of lifts which can help scooter users get to different levels of the museum and accessible toilets are available in the Basement and on the Ground, First, Second and Third floors. They are also available on all floors of the Wellcome Wing.
IMAX 3D Theatre
Disabled visitors receive concessionary prices for the IMAX 3D Theatre and an enabler/support person is eligible for free entry.
Lift access is available to both the front and the rear of the IMAX 3D Theatre so getting into the cinema on your Quingo is hassle free. IMAX visitors should make their way to the IMAX Ticket Desk on the Ground floor of the Wellcome Wing, where staff will be happy to assist. An accessible toilet is provided at the rear of the cinema.
There are 4 permanent wheelchair spaces in the cinema, which are located in two areas. This is where you will be required to park your Quingo, however, the seating can be adjusted to accommodate further wheelchairs. This requires 48 hours notice, so if you are planning to visit in a group/party please contact the Enquiry Line on 020 7942 4000 in advance to book seating.
A small number of disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum on Exhibition Road which is ideal for Quingo Flyte users. Blue Badge holders may park in these spaces for four hours between 08.30 and 18.30.
If you have any questions not answered in this blogpost, The Science Museum ask that you contact them on 020 7942 4000 with any queries you may have.
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