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Chester Cathedral

9 Abbey Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HU

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About this venue

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence and a unique blend of medieval and modern history.

Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 13:00 - 16:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Market Public Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Princess Street.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 355cm x 470cm (11ft 8in x 15ft 5in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on St. Werburgh Street.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on St. Werburgh Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 212cm (6ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 27m (30yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The cathedral knave has a fixed hearing loop.
    • There are some easy/moderate slopes some with handrails leading to various parts of the cathedral.
    • The Knave has a new seating area.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located beyond the entrance foyer.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Restaurant Bar Internal (Refectory)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held 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.

Level Change (Refectory)

  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • The height of the coat hook is 137cm from the floor.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 82cm.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • There is an additional cubicle in the female standard toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.