We want to make Materials and Finishes Show as enjoyable as possible for everyone. This is a quick guide to some of our facilities – if you would like to know more, please contact us.
Arriving & Access by Train and Car
By Train: From Birmingham International Railway Station, access to the NEC is via the covered ‘Bridgelink’.
By Car: The NEC have recently upgraded facilities for parking and getting to the venue. You can view all disabled and accessible parking facilities here.
All levels of the NEC are accessible to wheelchair users, via lifts, and have wheelchair friendly toilet facilities.
The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors.
Drop Off/Pick Up Arrangements
Mobility Equipment Hire
We have a fleet of mobility equipment available to hire on a first come, first serve basis. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
You can email your enquiry to email@example.com and a member of the NEC team will contact you within three working days.
Please note: Mobility equipment hire is only available during show open times they will only accept payment by card for any equipment hired.
Wheelchair and Scooter Hire
Wheelchairs are available free of charge for blue badge holders and £5 for all other visitors.
The number of wheelchairs available is limited, so if you’ve got your own, please bring it with you.
Scooters are available for £15 per hire for all visitors.
All pre-bookings will be held until 1100hrs on the day they've been booked for, unless otherwise advised.
Should you wish to plan some assistance ahead of your visit, please contact us indicating the level of assistance you require, and we will do our utmost to offer our support during your visit.