Tilbury Fort

Access

Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
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 level access. 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 Restpoints
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.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes
Handling Objects
No
Audio Tours
Yes
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
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
Yes
Induction Loops
Induction loop located in the shop.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
No
Handling Objects
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Health And Safety
Deep Water
There are two Water Moats. Only accessible to guided tour groups.
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.
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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No 2 Office Block , The Fort, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NR
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