Tilbury Fort 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.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
 

Via level cobbled surface, tarmac and gravel paths, and smooth grass. Level access to magazines, fort square and some underground workings. Grounds have steep slopes or steps to ramparts and some gun emplacements. Exhibition has two threshold steps upon entering. Shop accessed via three steps. Ramp to currently unused West Gunpowder magazine.

Entrance/Set Down
Set down at the entrance permitted.
Disabled Parking
No specific spaces or marked bays, but spaces usually available close to entrance.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
Staircases to the Chapel & Gatehouse are steep and may not be suitable for all ambulant disabled visitors.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
There are benches around edge of the parade ground and one on an elevated position overlooking river near front of fort. Picnic tables are also on the edge of parade ground including one specially designed wheelchair access table.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
There are grass, gravel or cobble stones surfaces. The parade ground is approx. 2.5 acres and is made of rough, uneven cobble stones.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
No
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No Information Available
Handling Objects
No
Tactile Models
There are Muskets in the shop mounted in a gun rack, cannons and guns in various locations both in the exhibition and around the site, some shells and cannon balls are used to give visitors a tactile experience.
Areas of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
Yes
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Induction loop located in the shop.
Audio Installation Transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
No
Handling Objects
No
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
There are two Water Moats. Only accessible to guided tour groups.
Trip Hazard
No Information Available
Sheer Drop
There are several sheer drops. Particularly near the late 19th and 20th century gun emplacements. Warning signs are in place.
Slip Hazard
The grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
No Information Available
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
There is some uneven ground due to age of site and cobbled parade ground. Warning sign located at the entrance.

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Tilbury Fort

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