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Jordans Mill - Historic Mill

Holme Mills, Southill Road, Broom, Bedfordshire, SG18 9JY

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Introduction

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    • Tickets from reception.
    • start in the Heritage Centre.
    • tours 11.30, 13.30.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Biggleswade.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Biggleswade.

Outside Access (Historic Mill Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft) wide.

Level Change (Historic Mill Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Museum

  • Exhibits can be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the the hearing system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Other Floors

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    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the venue.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 96cm (2ft x 3ft).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is on the ground floor of the Heritage Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not 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 normally on duty.