East Sussex ~ 'Visit'


Brighton Seafront

Beach Accessible Wheelchairs/Changing Places Toilet  -  Brighton

Changing Places are toilets with enough space for disabled people and their carers. We have one on the seafront at Collonade Toilets on Madeira Drive.


Sheffield Park Gardens, Uckfield (National Trust Property)

Double Mobility Scooter (Great fun!)

  • Additional mobility parking beyond the coach park, 50 yards from tea-room. Please note this is 150m from reception along a firm surface but uneven in places
  • Majority of garden is accessible, there are some slopes and paths made of a non-gravel surface
  • Accessible toilets adjacent to reception and in our restaurant
  • Tea-room has easy sloped access for wheelchairs
  • Mobility scooters are available to borrow - please call 01825 790231 to book one for your visit.
  • Wheelchairs are available to borrow - please just ask when you arrive at reception


Bluebell Railway

Sheffield Park Station,Uckfield, TN22 3QL

Disabled Access

At our stations

Level access is available from each of the station drives. Our stations have bridges or subways connecting the platforms, but those with walking difficulties or wheelchairs can be escorted by our station staff via a ramped crossing between the platforms. On occasions at Sheffield Park, such access may be blocked by the position of a steam locomotive on the end of its train, and patience may be required. It is therefore advisable to ask our staff to help you cross well before the train is due. Guide Dogs are most welcome on the Bluebell Railway. Train destinations are indicated both visibly with traditional “finger boards” and through audible announcements. Our station staff will be pleased to give visitors any help or assistance that they may require.

On our trains

One of our carriages has been extensively modified with double-doors, wheelchair lifts and an open saloon. Please give the Sales and Information Office a ring in advance to find out if this wheelchair-accessible saloon is operating, and if so on which train, if more than one is in the timetable. At present wheelchair passengers are also carried in any carriage brake-van, with access via a portable ramp. Thus all of our trains (except when formed of the Observation Car on its own) can carry at least a couple of wheelchairs, but the special saloon provides a much more enjoyable way to travel, and can accommodate larger parties with entirely flexible seating and a panoramic view from the windows.


i360 Viewing Tower, Brighton

  • British Airways i360 is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
  • People with a disability are entitled to bring a companion or carer to British Airways i360 free of charge. A companion may be a family member, friend or registered carer.
  • A lift (suitable for use by wheelchair users) connects the upper level and the beach level. The lift is situated to the east of British Airways i360, next to the West Beach Café & Bar.
  • Disabled parking is available at Regency Square Car Park and there is a subway leading from the car park through to beach level.
  • Once at British Airways i360, there is an accessible toilet on both the upper and lower levels.
  • Assistance dogs are permitted at British Airways i360, but please advise us when you make your booking if you are bringing your dog. The dog must remain under your control at all times and you must be confident that your dog will not be distressed by travelling in the enclosed glass viewing pod.


Battle Abbey

High Street, Battle  TN23 0AD

Mobility Scooter available.  Booking required.   Wheelchair users should enter the site through the Gatehouse (please ring the bell), where they will be met by a member of staff. Access around the site is via gravel pathways avoiding steps and is often on steep slopes. There is a suggested route for visitors with limited mobility shown in the guidebook and site leaflet. Please telephone 01424 775 705/01424 776787


Towner Art Gallery

Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England.

We present major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art – and as a museum, we also have a renowned collection of art from across the ages.  Learning and participation are at the heart of what we do.

Free Admission
Open 10.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday to Sunday &
Bank Holiday Mondays
A large, easily accessible lift to all floors
a large, accessible unisex toilet on our second floor
a manual wheelchair for visitors with mobility difficulties (contact us to book in advance)
an induction loop system at the welcome desk
magnifying glasses available at the welcome desk
large print information available at the welcome desk.  Concessionary rate for ticket prices applies to: Senior Citizens (0ver 65s), Job Seekers, Registered Disabled, Students. membership.  http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/about-towner


Wheelchair Accessible Pubs & Restaurants on Brighton

Rye harbour Nature reserve

Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds

 Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN
Herstmonceux Castle Gardens and Grounds - Open Garden for NGS
Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated castle set in beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan walled gardens, leading to delightful discoveries such as our rhododendron, rose and herb gardens and onto our woodland trails. Take a slow stroll past the lily covered lakes to the 1930s folly and admire the sheer magnificence of the castle. The Gardens and Grounds first opened for the NGS in 1927. 

Partial Accessibility
We strive to make our gardens and grounds as accessible as possible to all visitors. Our main gardens, Visitor Centre, Tea Rooms and parts of the castle tour are all wheelchair accessible. We also have reserved parking closer to the castle gardens, tea rooms and visitor centre, please notify staff at the Ticket Office and they will direct you accordingly. Carers are also admitted free of charge. Should you have any specific concerns or questions please call 01323 833816 and we will happily answer any of your questions.   https://www.herstmonceux-castle.com/about/

East Sussex ~ 'Shop'



  • Prices, equipment available for  hire and opening times vary at each scheme
  • Shopmobility Schemes are open to everyone who has a mobility impairment or health condition which can be temporary or permanent
  • Scooters, powerchairs, power assisted wheelchairs and walkers are available at most schemes
  • Please contact your chosen scheme or check the website for specific details

Brighton & Hove

Churchill Square Car Park 1, Level P3, Grenville Street, Brighton BN1 3NW

01273 323239   



The Arndale Centre, Eastbourne BN21 3NW

01323 439585       https://eastbourneshopmobility.org.uk/


Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Queens Road, Hastings  TN34 1 PH

01424 447847