Awards for Foxton Locks

Quality Tourism in Leicestershire

This business has signed up to the Quality Charter for Leicester and Leicestershire run by Leicester Shire Promotions.

MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK

MLA's Museum Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. There are currently over 1800 museums participating in the Scheme, demonstrating their commitment to managing collections effectively for the enjoyment of all communities

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum

The Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum is an umbrella body for all museums and heritage organisations in the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland and the city of Leicester.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Notes

  • Foxton Locks has several elements to it all managed separately. The Locks are on a hill, so wheelchair users may need assistants. Wherever possible we strive to provide good access. If you have any questions please ring the Museum for advice on 0116 2792657

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility