Lift makes museum more accessible

Access to First Peoples Gallery was by stairs only

The Royal B.C. Museum is now totally accessible for those with mobility issues – well, almost.

Until recently, the First Peoples Gallery could not be accessed by wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. It could only be reached by stairs.

Last week, a new vertical lift that lets people by-pass the stairs in the First Peoples Gallery was opened.

The elevator-like lift, funded by provincial and federal grants, required electrical upgrades and steel supports to be installed.

A few other areas of the museum are not accessible to those who cannot navigate stairs: the Grand Hotel in the re-created old town, the small mining display and the ship exhibit HMS Discovery.

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up
Pop-up banner image