Quingo Accessible Attractions: Natural History Museum

Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooter, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough.

Today we’re sharing with you somewhere that is on everyone’s list of places to visit – The Natural History Museum. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, and it holds 80 million items for you to look at from five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. There are even specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself – great for the history fanatics!

With over five million visitors last year alone, the Natural History Museum has something for everyone. Though the museum is world famous for its collection of dinosaurs, you’ll be amazed by the diversity of the natural world! Here are some highlights of this accessible attraction to help you plan your trip.


David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive

New for this year, the David Attenborough Great Barrier Reef Dive is a virtual reality journey. Here you can explore deep beneath the waves and into the world’s largest coral reef. The virtual reality experience enables you to see things you never thought possible, and to investigate one of nature’s most important ecosystems. This exhibition runs at various times throughout the day but more information can be found on the website.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year runs until the 2nd of May this year, and lets you see the natural world through intimate portraits and innovative technologies. Here you’ll get to see more than 100 of the best nature photographs, exhibited on sleek backlit panels. This one is great for any art fans in the group, as it’s something completely unique that you won’t get to see anywhere else.

Otherworlds – Visions of our Solar System

This is definitely an exhibition not to be missed. This photographic exhibition by Michael Benson enables you to take a journey through space, exploring the ins and outs of our solar system. The exhibition demonstrates the legacy of six decades of space exploration, and contains raw data provided by NASA itself. A free audio commentary is also available for this exhibition, to talk you through the cutting-edge research.

Information for all of these exhibits, including ticket prices and times, can be found on the Natural History Museum website.


The museum throughout is generally accessible for mobility scooters. Upon entrance there is a ramp which takes you in to the reception and information desk, which has a lowered section for full accessibility.  There are lifts throughout the Natural History Museum to take you to the different exhibitions, and there are also fully accessible toilets throughout. The Museum has a restaurant and a café, and these are both spacious and accessible. If there are any special requirement throughout your trip staff are always on hand and more than happy to help.


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