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Locomotion praised for wheelchair access

David Burdus visiting Locomotion. Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Locomotion - the National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham - has topped a list of over 80 attractions for its wheelchair access.

The charity Vitalise has named it as the most accessible attraction in England and Wales.

Two hundred thousand people come to Shildon every year to visit Locomotion. More than one in ten of those have a disability or use a wheelchair.

The National Railway Museum in York also came in the top ten. But some others on the list were criticised with more than half lacking full wheelchair access.

The charity which commissioned the survey is now hoping others will look to the North East as a example of how to improve.

Frances Read reports on the experiences of one disabled visitor to Locomotion.