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Old Steeple

Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DG

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Introduction

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    • Tours of the Old Steeple must be pre-booked. The venue tours are not suitable for wheelchair users, visitors with mobility difficulties and young children. The ground floor exhibition area containing the carved stones is accessible.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Dundee.

Opening Times

  • Customers are advised to contact the venue in regards to booking tours.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main 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(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • 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 3 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Exhibition Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Exhibition Area

  • The Old Steeple is a medieval tower that withstood the ravages of fire and invading armies for over 500 years! The ground level is home to a collection of medieval carved stones. Up a narrow steep staircase there are other rooms including an Antiquities Room and the Cap House.
  • The venue advise that the guided tours are strenuous and are not suitable for children under 5 years, wheelchair users or other visitors with restricted mobility.
  • Tours are administered by The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

Other Floors

  • The staircase was unable to be surveyed on the day of the survey.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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 cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.