Did you know that there are about 2,500 museums in the UK?
From art galleries and stately homes to interactive spaces, museums are a great way of finding out more about the world we live in.
Many museums pride themselves on the access they provide to disabled people, as well as people who may need a little extra help, for example, visitors with buggies and pushchairs.
With this in mind, lift maintenance and repair in museums is a must in order to ensure that all visitors can access every floor and every exhibit.
Here are five reasons why Pickerings Lifts is your number one choice to keep your museum moving…
1 – We don’t just look after you, we look after your visitors too.
A wide range of people visit museums, from the very young to the very old. All of our engineers and management staff are customer care and cultural awareness trained, and are Data Barring Service (DBS) checked. All also have safeguarding training, so that they are aware of the welfare of visitors at all times, and are in a position to report any concerns they might encounter to a member of staff if required.
2 – We offer coverage across the country
Do you look after a group of museums across different towns, regions or even across the country? We offer coverage across the UK through our eleven regional offices so are able to offer lift maintenance support wherever you are located.
3 – We will keep you accessible
From audio tours through to wheelchair hire, museums are committed to being accessible to all, in order to ensure as many people as possible can find out more about the heritage and culture around them, without barriers.
We will service and maintain your lifts, whether passenger or platform, to ensure that everybody can access your exhibits, and to reduce the risk of your lift breaking down.
The Museum of Royal Worcester prides itself on its disabled access – find out more about how we help them ensure accessibility for all.
4 – We’ll ensure your lift gets back to normal as soon as possible
A broken lift in a museum can cause problems for those reliant on it, especially during weekends and bank holidays. We can fix 93% of problems on the first call-out, ensuring that your lift is back in action as soon as possible.
All of our repair engineers are highly skilled and can look after a wide range of lifts, and have informational videos and diagrams at their fingertips in order to ensure that they can get your lift back up and running quickly, so you can focus on looking after your visitors.
We work with Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne to keep their lifts active, one of which is an 80-person lift that they use to move exhibits and artwork!
5 – We’re a one stop shop for all your needs.
As well as lift maintenance and repair, we also offer lift installation and modernisation services. For example, we worked with the Jersey War Tunnels museum to renovate their passenger lift in time for them to open to the public for the spring. If you need a lift installing in a period home, we will work with you to ensure that the design of the lift is in sync with the surroundings
We also service and install mobility products including stair lifts, platform lifts and through floor lifts, in order to ensure that you are well-equipped to welcome every single visitor.
If you’d like to find out more about the maintenance, repair and servicing we can provide to your museum, we’d love to speak with you.
Get in touch with us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 085 3211.
Images reproduced by kind permission of the Museum of Royal Worcester