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St. Saviour's Church, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN

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Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments View
    • These times are for summer season. Last tour is at 16:00. For winter times and seasonal variations please contact the venue.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in York.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp (width 118cm) for access to the DIG areas.
    • There is an easy ramp (width 85cm) for access to the Briefing Hut.
    • There is level access to the Sensory Garden.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The facilities on the 1st floor are available for school and corporate bookings and include classrooms and research space.
    • These facilities do not form part of the DIG archaeological experience.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the reception area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 9m (29ft 6in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are available.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the reception area.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 130cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • Comments View
    • A large print guide is available.
    • The photograph shows the moderate ramp which gives access to the DIG areas.

York City Centre Access Information