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Lock Keepers Cottage - Industry Barge

2 Lock Keepers Lane, Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7XT

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Introduction

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    • The Lock Keeper's Cottage and the Industry Lighter (Barge) have been fully restored through a range of Heritage Lottery, European, Government and Council funding.
    • The Regional Park opens these facilities to the public as part of their living heritage through Volunteer Heritage Guides.
    • The barge can be hired for historical tours etc.
    • Wall mounted information boards are provided.

Opening Times

  • Generally the cottage and barge will be open 10:00 - 16:00, but this may vary as it is dependent on the availability of volunteers.
  • The opening times at present apply from Monday through to Friday, with weekend opening on the last weekend of the month between 11.00 - 15.30.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Balmoral Halt.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Lock Keepers Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 305cm x 500cm (10ft x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the cottage entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 53m (57yd 2ft) from the cottage entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the barge.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 92cm (3ft).
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Access to Lower Deck)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
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    • The nearest accessible toilet facilities are located in the Visitor Centre.

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Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.