Sensory Trust Access Reviews

Over the years our access reviews have been helping improve the visitor experience in a rich mix of outdoor sites across the country - from the urban parks in Sheffield, to museums like the National Tramway museum in Crich, Derbyshire, forests, nature reserves and public gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. Our reviews focus on the visitor experience – what makes a great visit and what’s stopping it being equally great for visitors with disabilities and their families. We are always keen to show the things that are working well, not just the problems, and to highlight simple, low-cost improvements as well as more costly capital works.

Visitors at Heligan gardens Visitor with visual impairments at Crich Tramway museum People playing in Weston Park Sheffield Consulting with a young parent

Visitors exploring the Lost Gardens of Heligan; A visitor with visual impairments helps reivew access at Crich Tramway museum; Families enjoying an urban park in Sheffield

We have just finished our biggest review yet - for the Eden Project in Cornwall, a visitor destination that attracts thousands of people each year and that we've enjoyed working with since their formative days. From looking at the information that people use to plan their visit, to the car parks, toilets, food, learning and play experiences on offer, this has been a journey through every aspect of a visitor destination. Read more about our work with the Eden Project.

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Visitors enjoying the summer colour and the summer music sessions at the Eden Project

We're delighted to have just started an access review for the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, a fascinating destination and gateway to the story of china clay mining. The review will support Wheal Martyn's new Clay Works! project. And we will be starting soon on a review for Luxulyan Valley, a very special wooded valley landscape in mid Cornwall which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These compliment our HLF-funded Pilchards, Pits and Postcards project which is opening up access and understanding of heritage for people of all ages and abilities.

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The Wheal Martyn Museum and the viaduct in Luxulyan Valley

How we can help?

Read more about a Sensory Trust access review and how it can help your site welcome the widest range of visitors.