Somerset ~ 'Visit'


Noah's Ark Zoo, Bristol

Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG

Wheelchairs free to hire ; please contact 01275 852606 in advance.

West Somerset Railway

Minehead, Somerset  TA24 5BG

Trains accessible via guard van, leading into an adapted carriage for wheelchair users and carers.  Telephone ; 01643 704 996

Tyntesfield House (National Trust)

Wraxall, Bristol North Somerset BS48 1NX

Mobility bus provides access to key locations around the property.

Limited number of manual wheelchairs and powered mobility vehicles to hire. Book in Advance.

Telephone; 01275 461 906

Dunster Castle

Dunster, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SK

2 single-seater all terrain mobility scooters available for exploring the grounds of the castle. Accessible route map provided.

'Stair climber' to assist with access in the castle.

Courtesy vehicle available between 10am and 5pm, equipped with ramps and handrails, stops include car park, the shop and the castle door.

Hestercombe Gardens

Cheddon Fitzpaine,Taunton, Somerset BS48 1NX

Wheelchair users; half price entry.  Tramper all-terrain mobility scooter; £4 for 2 hours (operated by Countryside Mobility Scheme; joining fee of £2.50 for non-members)  Telephone 01823 413923

Haynes International Motor Museum

Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22  7LH

Mobility Scooter and manual wheelchairs available for hire, please book in advance by telephoning 01963 440 804

Concessionary ticket price for disabled visitor, Carers admitted free.

Wheelchair accessible throughout.


Royal Fleet Air Arm Museum

RNAS Yeovilton, Ilchester, Somerset

Accessibility is important to us. There is a ground level entrance for use by those with limited mobility. 95% of the Museum is fully accessible by those in wheelchairs and the Museum has a number of wheelchairs freely available for the use of visitors. (Pre-booking is advisable, please ring 01935 842600) There are lifts giving access to most first floor exhibits.

The areas of restricted access are inside the fuselage of Concorde, the ‘Brush with War' art gallery and the Merlin Exhibition.

Hearing "induction loops" are installed at the Ticket Desk, Information Office and on audio information points in Halls One and Four.

The Museum has easy access toilets and baby changing facilities.

Carer 1:1    FREE

American Museum & Gardens

Claverton Manor, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BD

We’ve teamed up with Countryside Mobility and are pleased to provide a Tramper, to make our gardens and outdoor spaces even more accessible.

As we only have one Tramper, you must book this in advance by calling 01225 460503 or emailing during normal opening hours (10am -4pm Tuesday to Sunday).
You might be able to use the Tramper without pre-booking but we cannot guarantee this.
We don’t charge for hiring the Tramper but you do have to sign up to the Countryside Mobility membership, £2.50 for 2 weeks or £10 for a year. You can then use your membership at all other Countryside Mobility Tramper destinations.

We recommend that you read the medical and health information and terms and conditions of use before getting arriving as this will help you to assess whether you’ll be able to use the Tramper, and will save you time when registering for membership.


'Sir John Knill ' waterbus

Wheelchair friendly boat going between Bath and Bathampton on the Kennett & Avon Canal.  Every weekend between April & October, more frequently during the Summer holidays.

The Walled Gardens of Cannington & Tea Room

Beautiful gardens, tea room, nursery & Gift Shop..

Mobility Scooter available to borrow on a 'first come, first served basis'.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Rd
There is:
Level entry through electronic doors (to the left of the main entrance)
A platform lift into the museum from the main entrance
A passenger lift to all public areas except Sea Dragons, with spoken floor announcements and tactile buttons
Lift access to the basement area for pre-booked tours
Two adult-sized wheelchairs for loan
Induction loop at the Welcome Desk
Staff on all floors
Some seating – we can arrange more if you need it
Audio descriptions using DiscoveryPen devices in the Egyptian and Assyrian Galleries, and the French Art Gallery. Available from Reception
A wheelchair accessible toilet
Assistance dogs welcome

Aerospace Bristol

See the last Concorde to ever fly and lots of  other interesting exhibits.  Access lift to enable disabled guests to see through the front seating area of Concorde. Tickets enable you to enjoy free day return visits for one year from the date of first use. Carers go free.

Brunel's SS Great Britain,

Great Western Dockyard, Bristol
Visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users
The Dry Dock, Dockyard Museum, Brunel Institute and the ship are fully accessible for wheel chair users.
To avoid the uneven cobblestones through the main gate we have an alternative entrance by the Harbourside Kitchen.
As some cabins are too narrow for standard wheelchairs we have special wheelchairs available for visitors to use free of charge.  Companion or assistant
(accompanying a paying visitor who is disabled)

Bristol Zoo Gardens

 Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA.

Carers:  Free admission

Wheelchair rentals

We have two manual wheelchairs and two mobility scooters available at the Zoo entrance for hire. They must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. There is no hire charge for the manual wheelchairs and a £5.00 charge (£2.50 for members) with a deposit of £10 for the mobility scooter. Please call 0117 974 7300 to reserve one. Please note that mobility scooters cannot be hired by anyone under the age of 16 or over 18 stone.    We have six unisex accessible toilets located throughout our site. As mentioned above, our zoo is over 180 years old and as such, we have had to fit some of our toilets into existing buildings, so they are odd shapes. The largest accessible toilet is located near the Butterfly Forest entrance and has a hoist.


Wimbleball Lake

Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NU

'Wheelyboat', "Tramper" All Terrain Mobility Scooter, Accessible Paths.

Brean Down

Brean, North Somerset TA8 2RS

Two "Tramper" all terrain mobility scooters available to hire through the Countryside Mobility Scheme. Beautiful views of the Bristol Channel, North Somerset Coast and the Somerset Levels.

Avon Valley Railway

Bath Road, Bristol BS30 6HD

Excellent information on accessibility on the website.

Roman Baths

Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ

A small mobility scooter is available for use at the Roman Baths.  Mobility scooters can also be booked for use at Bath Shopmobility.

Access statement for Thermae Bath Spa.

Chalice Well Garden

Glastonbury, BA6 8DD

Holy well with many legends attributed to its waters.  An inspirational, tranquil place.  Electric mobility scooter is available for use.  Comprehensive accessibility information is on the website.

The Helicopter Museum

Locking Moor Road, Weston-Super-Mare  BS24 8PP

The world's largest dedicated helicopter museum.  Over 80 displayed aircraft-interactive zone & film theatre.  Wheelchair access throughout, café, ideal wet weather attraction. Special events throughout the year.

Somerset ~ '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


The One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JQ

01225 481 744

Clarks Village

FOP No 2 LP, Clarks Village, Farm Road, Street  BA16 0BB

01458 840064


Quedam Shopping Centre, Basement Car Park Lobby, Yeovil BA20 1EY

01935 420889