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The American Museum voted best for elderly

17th August 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

The American Museum in Bath has been reviewed as one of the best places for elderly and disabled visitors by the Silver Travel Advisor website. With full access to the museum provided via ramps, a lift and manual wheelchairs available on loan, it makes for a fantastic day out for all the family that elderly relatives and children alike can enjoy.

With the museum now being recognised as one of the best days out for users of curved stair lifts and other such mobility aids, the Bath-based attraction can now expect an increase in their already impressive number of visitors.

“Considerations for older people”

The museum is situated within England’s only UNESCO World Heritage city – Bath – and while the city’s quaint cobbled streets and hilled high street might be undesirable to the less mobile of visitors who prefer the comfort of their leather riser recliner chairs at home, the American Museum is sure to impress.

As the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside of America itself, it is an interesting attraction as well as an accessible one, according to the latest reports. Debbie Marshall from the Silver Travel Advisor said in this article that the museum took into account “very important considerations for older people, the less mobile, or for those planning a day out with an older companion" and "We are particularly impressed at how many attractions in the South West have adapted to an aging market and recognised and responded to the limitations that reduced mobility brings.”

The article also mentions a number of other sites in the south west that can be enjoyed no matter your level of mobility, with Devon’s Tarka Trail and the RHS Garden Rosemoor also being praised for their accessibility. For further accessible day out ideas see this previous article, or this article on accessible beaches to enjoy.

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