Ramp into visitor centre and shop. The mine shaft is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine Access
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
Wheelchair LoanMobility Scooter LoanSite FoldersAccessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair AccessEntrance/Set DownNo Information AvailableDisabled ParkingThere are two disabled car-parking spaces in the main car park, which is 500 metres from the entrance.Onsite TransportNoStairsLadder used to access the mine shaft not suitable for those with limited mobility.Lift AccessNoSeating and Rest PointsPicnic benches are located in front of the visitor centre.Pathways: Surface and GradientsThere are established grass paths all over the site but no hard of gravelled surfaces.Dog Bowl and ToiletingYes, water bowl located outside the visitor centre.
Braille GuidesBraille SignageHandrailsAccessible ToiletsTorchesAssistance Dogs WelcomeSensory ExperiencesBeautiful birdsong, especially cuckoo and skylark.Audio ToursNoSite ToursNoHandling ObjectsTouchable reproduction Neolithic tools.Tactile ModelsNo Information AvailableAreas of Low LightingLow levels of natural light in the mine shaft itself, although there is artificial lighting in the galleries at the bottom of the shaft.Colour ContrastsNo Information AvailableLarge PrintNoDog Bowl and ToiletingYes, water bowl located outside the visitor centre.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAssistance Dogs WelcomeInduction LoopsLoop situated in the public mine, (access is via a 9 metre ladder).Audio Installation TranscriptsNoDog Bowl and ToiletingYes, water bowl located outside the visitor centre.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryBasic language Audio ToursNo Information AvailableEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNoDyslexia Friendly MaterialNoSensory ExperiencesBeautiful birdsong, especially cuckoo and skylark.Handling ObjectsTouchable reproduction Neolithic tools.
Easy-use CutleryBottle/Food WarmingChild Size PortionsHighchairsSpecial Dietsn/a
Health and Safety
Deep WaterNo Information AvailableTrip HazardUneven surfaces all over the site, including rabbit holes, tree stumps, and long grass.Sheer DropOne mine shaft is open to the public, access is by ladder down a 9 metre drop. Although shaft access is always supervised by a member of staff, there is no access down the shaft for children under 10 years old, or for those with limited mobility.Slip HazardGrass areas may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeThe entire area is covered with undulations and slopes where the disused mine shafts are located.Steep StairsSteep step-ladder in the public mine shaftBeware of TrafficNo Information AvailableUneven GroundThe entire site is uneven. A companion is advised.