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Albion Museum

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club - American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9BL

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Introduction

  • Albion Museum is located on Level 1 of the North Stand, next to Dick's Bar.
  • Albion Museum leads you through all ages and stages of the club until the present day.
  • From 'Birth of the Albion', the 'Striped Kits', stories and models of The Goldstone Ground and Withdean Stadium, etc.
  • Plus a working 'clickety-clack' turnstile from The Goldstone Ground where they played from 1902 to 1997.
  • The Museum is full of memorabilia, team shirts, programmes, newspaper cuttings and momentoes from when they were founded in 1901.

Contact Details

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • Fixture lists are available in Braille and large print.
    There are large print food menus available.
  • There are some members of staff trained in Makaton.
  • The club have launched a hidden disability wristband for supporters with disabilities not visually apparent. These can be applied for via supporter services.
  • There are mobility aids available, however there are only a limited supply of wheelchairs.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The stadium is located in close proximity to the A27, which can be accessed from the west and east. From the north, the A27 is located via the A23, A24 and A26.
      Alternatively the club offers three park and ride sites around the city: Mill Road, University of Brighton and Brighton Racecourse. All sites are served by wheelchair accessible buses.
      If you have any specific mobility needs tell the stewards when you arrive and they will direct you as necessary.
    • There are numerous car parks situated around the stadium for both home and away supporters; Car Park A is located off Village Way, Car Park B is located off Woodland Way, Car Park C is located Sport Centre Road and Car Park E is located off Village Way.
      All car parking spaces are subject to availability and must be booked in advance.
      Alternatively the club offer three park and ride sites around the city: Mill Road, University of Brighton and Brighton Racecourse. All of the sites are served by at least one wheelchair-accessible bus. If you have any specific mobility needs tell the stewards when you arrive and they will direct you as necessary.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the stadium.
    • A wide range of bus routes serve the Amex. On a matchday, the cost of your bus travel to the stadium is included in your league match ticket at the Amex on the following services: All Brighton and Hove buses (including services Lewes to Ringmer, Uckfield and Royal Tunbridge Wells) and Stagecoach Coastline 25 and N700 services from Worthing.
      Seagull Travel is the club’s official travel partner, operating a home and away travel service. The service includes 130 matchday express pick-up locations covering Sussex, Kent and Surrey, together with an extensive 50 pick-up locations for the local matchday bus service.
    • For more information on Seagull Travel please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    There are some slight slopes in places along the concourse.
    The surface of the outer concourse is tarmac.
  • There are a number of food and drink stands located around the outer concourse.
    There is a band stand located on the north-east corner of the outer concourse, this area acts as the Fanzone on matchdays.
    There are programmes stands located at regular intervals around the concourse.
    There are merchandise stalls located outside the North and South Stands.
  • There are 15+ steps at the corner of the West and North Stands. These steps are overcome by using a long ramp with a very slight gradient.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.

Opening Times

  • The museum is closed during the week, however it is still included in the stadium tours.
  • Saturday (non matchday): 10:00 - 14:00.
  • Saturday (matchday - 3pm kick-off): 09:00 - 11:00.
  • Sunday: Closed.

Outside Access (North Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the North Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is 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 double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance accesses Level -1.

Reception (North Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on Level -1, to the right as you enter the North Reception entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the North Reception entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Lift (North Reception)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the North Reception entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the North Reception entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1 and 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 150cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • Level -1 - Entrance and Reception.
    • Level 0 - Albion Museum, Dick's Bar and Toilets.
    • Level 1 - Staff Only.
    • Level 2 - Staff Only.
    • Floors 1 and 2 require swipe card access as these are staff areas.

Entrance (Albion Museum)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to Dick's Bar.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Attraction / Exhibit

  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in pictorial, information board and television/screen format.
    • No exhibits can be audio described.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between some walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.

Museum

  • Please see below a list of exhibits and screens within the museum.
  • These exhibits are listed as if you were following the set route around the museum, starting to the right as you enter the entrance.
  • 1. Birth of the Albion.
  • 2. Come on you Stripes - Football Shirts (97cm high).
  • 3. The Goldstone Turnstile - A working turnstile from the Goldstone Ground (41cm wide).
  • 4. The Roger Harris Gallery (lowest picture 45cm high).
  • 5. Models of the Goldstone Ground (1902 - 1997) and the Withdean Stadium (1999-2011) (72cm high).
  • 6. The Goldstone Ground Story (video screen 157cm high).
  • 7. Passing Through (steering wheel 80cm high).
  • 8. Our Community Stadium (video screen 117cm high).
  • 9. 112 Years (video screen 117cm high).
  • 10. Top Gulls - International Honours (video screen 117cm high).
  • 11. A Fans Bedroom (52cm high).
  • 12. Fan Power (80cm high).

Video Room

  • There is a separate video room which shows a 10 minute screening of the 'Promotion Year'.
  • There is a single door to access this room which opens away from you.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • The room has carpet flooring.
  • There are chairs with armrests in the room.
  • The height of the screen is 132cm.

Exit (Albion Museum)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located to the right of the museum when returning towards the entrance.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step-free.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this exit.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 0)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on Level 0, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 237cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 118cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 98cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 0)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on Level 0, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the left.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.