Pyxis Edinburgh help make London museum accessible to visitors
Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment, Pyxis Edinburgh has helped make the newly transformed RAF Museum London as accessible as possible for people with reduced mobility.
Pyxis has supplied the museum with several innovative Alinker walking bikes to help visitors with mobility issues get around and explore the attraction.
RAF Museum London is the first museum in the UK to complement its wheelchair provision with non-motorised walking bikes without pedals.
A spokesperson for RAF Museum London said: “One of the new wonderful innovations we are introducing as part of our grand re-opening are Alinkers. We would like all our visitors to enjoy every bit of our newly re-landscaped site but recognise that for some walking for long periods of time may be tiring.
“Therefore, we are introducing these easy-to-operate devices which you sit on and steer like a bicycle while walking in a very comfortable sitting position.
“Alinkers are distributed in the UK by Pyxis Edinburgh. We are the first UK Museum to provide them for our visitors. These are available for use, free of charge.”
RAF Museum London was officially opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Wessex on Armed Forces Day. Its opening commemorates the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force with new galleries that explore the first 100 years of the RAF and its role today.
Pyxis Managing Director Mark Tuckwood commented: “We are honoured to have been approached by the RAF Museum London to help to make the experience even more accessible for their visitors.
“It was wonderful to deliver the 3 Alinkers in person and to have the opportunity to train the staff so they in turn can help visitors to the newly refurbished museum. As part of the handover, we took the team on a tour through the hangars, the lifts and in the café on the Alinkers to demonstrate just how easy they are to use as well as looking pretty cool too!
“As mobility experts, we are proud to be able to bring a genuine first to a UK museum and much more importantly than that, we are delighted to be able to help more people to enjoy this world class attraction”.
Pyxis Edinburgh sets outs to challenge the social stigma associated with the mainstream mobility sector by providing products that help people overcome the emotional, social and physical impacts of reduced mobility.