Accessibility

The Museum of Scottish Railways looks forward to welcoming you.

We are consistently trying to improve the facilities we offer and will update the site frequently. In order to help you organise your visit we have listed below what we believe is important to know before you arrive. If we have missed anything please contact us and we will be more than happy to talk to you about it.

Assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site at all times. All dogs are welcome, with restrictions - see our website for more details.

Bo’ness Station

  • Good disabled parking beside station building.
  • Good access for wheelchairs to the station platform, accessible toilets, café, shop and model railway.
  • Seating is available throughout.
  • Light levels are good.

Museum of Scottish Railways at Bo’ness

  • Parts of the visitor trail to the museum at Bo’ness are unsuitable for wheelchairs, restricting access for wheelchair users to the Museum.
  • Alternative vehicle access can be arranged through the Bo’ness station staff.  
  • Level access to and around the Museum and disabled toilets.
  • Some exhibits are only accessible by steps.
  • Light levels vary. 

Passenger Trains

  • Portable ramps provide good access for wheelchairs to our specially adapted carriage on branch trains at all stations.  
  • Please ask train staff if you require anything from the on train buffet and they will be pleased to help.
  • There is no accessible toilet on the train.
  • Light levels are good.

Kinneil Halt

  • Good access for wheelchairs to the station platform and visitor walks around the nature reserve along the foreshore.

Birkhill Station

  • Good access for wheelchairs to the station platform and visitor walks around the woodland trail.
  • There is a slope from the platform to the bridge and woodland trail.

Manuel Station

  • The station can only be accessed from passenger trains.
  • The platform surface at Manuel is unsuitable for wheelchairs.
  • The elevated viewing area at Manuel is only accessible by steps.
Museum of Scottish Railways

The core collection at the Scottish Railways Preservation Society consisting of locomotives and rolling stock items, with a supporting cast of small objects and archives at Bo’ness is Recognised as being of National Scottish Significance.