The British Motor Museum is delighted to have been awarded funding for a new Changing Places toilet, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK in association with Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

Changing Places toilets are designed for people who are unable to use standard accessible toilets and include equipment such as hoists, privacy screens, adult-sized changing benches and space for carers. The installation of this facility will further enhance the Museum’s accessibility, helping to open up the extensive vehicle collections to those who may not previously have been able to visit.

Emma Rawlinson, Family & Lifelong Learning Officer at the British Motor Museum, said: “This fantastic facility really does make the British Motor Museum a place for everyone. The Changing Places Toilet will ensure our site is more accessible and inclusive for visitors and groups with complex needs, who can now visit us without worrying about access challenges”.

The opening of the Changing Places toilet came ahead of the museum’s second dedicated Access Day on Wednesday, April 3. This event showcased the range of accessible activities and initiatives on offer at the venue. Touch and Access Tours, Quiet Hours and Object Handling workshops. A number of the families who visited commented on how delighted they were with the new facility, and that it made a real difference to their visit. The museum is extremely grateful to all the donor organisations who made this project a reality.

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