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Ahead of Disabled Access Day on the 16th March 2024, Blenheim Palace has revealed the introduction of its updated elevator to the heritage attraction, meaning every visitor can now enter Blenheim Palace directly through the front door for the first time.

The new and improved lift will be in place for three years, whilst plans for a permanently installed one are in the works. At the UNESCO World Heritage Site, equality and accessibility is as important as heritage, and so this is a vital project to ensure all receive the same experience.

Kelly Whitton, Head of Built Heritage, said, “We are embarking on a journey of equity and inclusivity, and are committed to ensuring that every visitor, regardless of their background or ability, has equal access within our World Heritage Site. Whether wandering through our exhibitions or strolling through the park and gardens, our ongoing efforts in enhancing accessibility features underscore our dedication to fostering a truly inclusive environment.”

Last year, Blenheim Palace was awarded an Accessibility Award at the Blue Badge Awards 2023 for Best Venue in a Historical Building. Companion tickets for blue badge holders are admitted for free and assistance or support dogs are welcome.

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