Wednesday, March 7
The National Railway Museum
Last weekend we visited the National Railway Museum in York as my son is mad about trains and its something Ive been meaning to see for years! I was pleased to note they offer free parking for disabled visitors right at the front of the building, and not just a couple of spaces but loads of them which makes a nice change. The whole building is very accessible with plenty of loos and lots to see. Lifts easily take you up and down the mezzanine floors and overall its a good place to visit. Many of the carriages do have ramps up and you can go inside, but it would be nice to see a few more ramped platforms outside those exhibits that are not open. If you are 6 foot tall you can probably peep into the carriages, in particular that of Edward VII, but as only 5ft I had good views of the ceiling which was a pity. Overall pretty good though. The restaurant has bags of room, enough for a whole army of wheelchairs as its hard enough to find places that take more than one most times. Worth a visit even if you don't like trains.
Here's a picture of me and my son. Please note, I'm looking pretty fat with only 68 days to go, and uncomfortable, as for my son.... any caption ideas!!!!?????