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Blaise Castle House Museum

Henbury Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include various exhibits and historical building features.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a cafe, playground, walkways and woods.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Shirehampton.

Opening Times

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the main park entrance.
    • 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 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 455cm x 550cm (14ft 11in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Museum Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Museum Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of research, it was not possible to photograph the portable ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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 medium.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is available.
  • The availability of Braille signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • Video tours are available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, Ask staff - collapsible wheelchair available.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are further exhibits.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the park entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 65cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet (Park)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the park.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 285cm (7ft 3in x 9ft 4in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet and another small room aside.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 51cm (1ft 8in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Park)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.