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Ipswich – Accessible days out

Ipswich buses all have low-floors and lower the buses at each stop in order to make all services accessible, and they have a dedicated area for wheel chair users although other passengers may also use the space.  Space is limited however and cannot be guaranteed.

Crown Pools is the largest leisure facility in Ipswich, and has accessible changing and shower facilities, a lift and pool hoist to ensure that everyone can take part either in the gym or the pool.

The Ipswich Museum is free to the public and makes an effort to be accessible to all. The Museum holds a wide range of collections along with several galleries, including a Victorian Natural History Gallery. The next door Ipswich Art Gallery is also accessible, with level access and a lift between the upper and lower floors. Focused on contemporary art, artwork on display comes from Ipswich’s own art and museum collections, as well as featuring touring exhibitions and work from local artists.

Christchurch Mansion is open all year long, with no entry fee. Access information is available on site, and while there are no lifts to access the upper floor rooms information and images are available in the China Room on the ground floor. The Wolsey Art Gallery has an accessible entrance from the park, and displays an art collection from Suffolk artists including the biggest collection of Thomas Gainsborough and John Constable paintings found outside of London.

Christchurch Park –There are plenty of well laid paths throughout the park covering 33 hectares, offering a wide variety diversity and route combinations, all in the heart of the town!

New Wolsey Theatre is not only accessible via ramps, a lift to the first floor and wheelchair spaces in the auditorium, but they also offer a variety of accessible performances including audio description, captioning and related performances.

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