Accessibility

Winchester Science Centre aims to be an accessible and welcoming environment for all.

Our charity passionately believes in science for all. There are currently significant barriers to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) for many young people and their families, particularly those with disabilities and impairments. We are determined to be a catalyst for greater diversity in STEM and to showcase how science can improve lives. We are currently working to make the Science Centre and Planetarium as accessible, inclusive and welcoming as possible. Developments include the installation of accessible exhibits, tactile interpretations, hearing loops, step-free access, a Changing Places toilet, sensory room and other accessibility modifications. We hope this will transform our visitor experience and lead to fantastic STEM experiences for a much wider audience.

Our Accessibility Statement can be downloaded through the links below:

General Access Statement - click here

Dyslexia Font Access Statement - click here

Large Print (24) Access Statement - click here

Our social stories can be downloaded through the links below:

You can find our social story by clicking here.

You can find our social story for school visits by clicking here.

We recommend ‘Go Mobility’ who have a number of accessible specialist vehicles in their fleet. They can be contacted on 02380 00 60 90 or info@go-mobility.co.uk

We have 2 wheelchairs available for visitors’ use and have 4 sensory backpacks available for children with sensory sensitivities. Please email access@winchestersciencecentre.org to reserve one for your visit.

If you have any questions or concerns about your visit please email access@winchestersciencecentre.org and our team will be happy to help.