“Pleasing places” for people with reduced mobility

This page lists attractions and leisure venues where a person with reduced mobility can enjoy an interesting and informative time.  Each link opens a page featuring the venue including access information and, in many cases, my personal experiences during a visit.

Presently it includes places in my local area (West Surrey); I hope to extend the boundaries with time.

As this is “work in progress”, clicking the links may take you to a “holding” page until I’ve visited each venue and written details over the coming months. (The “Pleasing Places” section including this index page was originated in February 2012.)

If you’d like to be informed by email when I post missing details of a specific venue, or you’d like an email each time there’s a new post, please click HERE to get in touch.

I’d love to receive your ideas for additional venues, or corrections to material already posted: please contact me via the same form. If you find any of the articles useful or interesting, please leave a comment on that page.

For my “Wheelchair Walks” index page please click HERE.


The Lightbox, Woking
This museum and art gallery includes a permanent exhibition on the history of Woking and has two spacious galleries hosting a wide range of art exhibitions, changed regularly. These include contemporary art from local and nationally famous artists, and loans from major museums and galleries in the UK and overseas.
Click here for details

Surrey History Centre, Woking
Surrey History Centre collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey’s past and present, so that they can tell the story of the county and its people to future generations. Visitors can view materials in a supervised search room where staff are on hand to assist.
Click here for details

Chertsey Museum, Chertsey
Chertsey Museum exhibits an extensive collection of items and information revealing the history of the Runnymede area. There is access throughout for visitors with impaired mobility including wheelchair users.
Click here for details.

Elmbridge Museum, Weybridge
Elmbridge Museum in Weybridge, Surrey, packs a wealth of local history into a compact space. Admission is free and the staff are very helpful and friendly. All the exhibits and their descriptions are clearly visible from wheelchair height.
Click here for details

Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands
If you have any interest at all in cars and their history then it’s worth heading for Mercedes-Benz World, on the site of the legendary Brooklands motor racing track near Weybridge. It’s very wheelchair-friendly – and free!
Click here for details

Brooklands Museum
You don’t have to be interested in historic aircraft, vintage cars, racing cars (ancient and modern), motorcycles, buses and bicycles to enjoy a day at Brooklands Museum.
Click here for details

The London Bus Museum, Brooklands
The London Bus Museum relocated to modern, purpose-built premises within the Brooklands Museum site in 2011. The entrance fee to Brooklands Museum includes entry to the bus museum, which has the largest collection of working historic London buses in the world.
Click here for details

The Rural Life Centre, near Tilford, Surrey
The Centre illustrates many aspects of village and rural life from the 1800s to the 1950s. It features several reconstructed buildings including barns, a cricket pavilion and a schoolroom. It has a huge collection of items including tools, machines and toys. Many are displayed in realistic settings.
Click here for details

Guildford Museum
Guildford Museum tells the town’s story from its Saxon origins to its development as an industrial and commercial centre.  It’s wonderful that the museum is housed in one of Guildford’s many historic old buildings, but unfortunate for those with impaired mobility.
Click here for details

Frimley Park Miniature Railway
This  railway at Frimley Lodge Park is operated by the Frimley and Ascot Locomotive Club.  It provides rides on Sundays during spring/summer and certain other dates, with proceeds used to maintain the railway and benefit local charities.
Click here for details

Woking Miniature Railway
Summary to come.
Click HERE for details

Great Cockcrow Railway, near Chertsey
This  is one of the most extensive miniature railways in the country with two miles of track. It is open to the public every Sunday afternoon from the beginning of May through to the end of October.
Click here for details

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Royer Slater
Latest update Feb 2013
(Page regularly updated)


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5 Responses to “Pleasing places” for people with reduced mobility

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  2. Sue Slater says:

    Looking good, can’t wait to read about these pleasing places! Well done

  3. Tiny Colleer says:

    Is looking great! Excellent idea to get these places checked and valued so we know what to expect and feel confident to go out and about!
    Brilliant, keep up the good work Royer.

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