“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
Museum and art gallery, including a permanent exhibition on the history of Woking and two spacious galleries hosting a wide range of art exhibitions with works by local and nationally famous artists.
Click here for details

Surrey History Centre, Woking
Surrey’s history HQ. It collects and rescues archives and printed materials relating to Surrey’s past and present, so stories of the county and its people can be told 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
An extensive collection of items and information revealing the history of the Runnymede area. Access throughout for visitors with impaired mobility including wheelchair users.
Click here for details.

Elmbridge Museum, Weybridge
A wealth of local history in a compact space. Admission is free and the staff are very helpful and friendly.
Click here for details

Mid-Hants Railway (The Watercress Line)
Running from New Alresford to Alton in Hampshire. With its heritage steam and diesel locomotives, period buildings, signal boxes, footbridges and semaphore signals.
Click here for details

Brooklands Museum
Historic aircraft, vintage road cars, racing cars (ancient and modern), motorcycles, buses and bicycles: Brooklands Museum has them all.
Click here for details

Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands
History road and racing cars as well as huge showrooms with the latest Mercs, on the site of the legendary Brooklands motor racing track near Weybridge. It’s very wheelchair-friendly – and free!
Click here for details

The London Bus Museum, Brooklands
Modern, purpose-built premises within the Brooklands Museum site. 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
Illustrates many aspects of village and rural life from the 1800s to the 1950s. Many reconstructed buildings including barns, a cricket pavilion and a schoolroom. Its huge collection of items includes tools, machines and toys, many displayed in realistic settings.
Click here for details

Guildford Museum
Tells the town’s story from its Saxon origins to its development as an industrial and commercial centre.  Housed in one of Guildford’s many historic old buildings, but with restricted access to certain areas for those with impaired mobility.
Click here for details

Frimley Park Miniature Railway
Operated by the Frimley and Ascot Locomotive Club.  Provides rides on Sundays during spring/summer and certain other dates.
Click here for details

Woking Miniature Railway
Summary to come.
Click HERE for details

Great Cockcrow Railway, near Chertsey
One of the most extensive miniature railways in the country with two miles of track. Open to the public on Sunday afternoon from May to October.
Click here for details

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Royer Slater
(Regularly updated)
Update: 13 February 2018


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