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.
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.
Wheelchair LoanMobility Scooter LoanSite FoldersAccessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair AccessEntrance/Set DownSet down at the entrance permitted.Disabled ParkingNo specific spaces or marked bays, but spaces usually available close to entrance.Onsite TransportNoStairsStaircases to the Chapel & Gatehouse are steep and may not be suitable for all ambulant disabled visitors.Lift AccessNoSeating and Rest PointsThere 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 GradientsThere 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 ToiletingYes
Braille GuidesBraille SignageHandrailsAccessible ToiletsTorchesAssistance Dogs WelcomeSensory ExperiencesNoAudio ToursYesSite ToursNo Information AvailableHandling ObjectsNoTactile ModelsThere 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 LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNoDog Bowl and ToiletingYes
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAssistance Dogs WelcomeInduction LoopsInduction loop located in the shop.Audio Installation TranscriptsYesDog Bowl and ToiletingYes
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutleryBasic language Audio ToursNo Information AvailableEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNoDyslexia Friendly MaterialNoSensory ExperiencesNoHandling ObjectsNo
Easy-use CutleryBottle/Food WarmingChild Size PortionsHighchairsSpecial DietsNo Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep WaterThere are two Water Moats. Only accessible to guided tour groups.Trip HazardNo Information AvailableSheer DropThere are several sheer drops. Particularly near the late 19th and 20th century gun emplacements. Warning signs are in place.Slip HazardThe grass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeNo Information AvailableSteep StairsNo Information AvailableBeware of TrafficNo Information AvailableUneven GroundThere is some uneven ground due to age of site and cobbled parade ground. Warning sign located at the entrance.