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Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Whitewebbs Road, Enfield, London, EN2 9HW

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About this venue

The Whitewebbs Museum of Transport is housed in an 1898 pumping station and has an impressive collection of old vehicles including motorbikes, vintage delivery vans, classic cars, fire engines and a model railway.

Access Guide

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Comments View
    • The museum is only open on the last Sunday of each month, except May and August, and when it coincides with Christmas or Easter.
    • The Museum is open every Tuesday, unless, again it coincides with Christmas.
    • It is also closed the Tuesday after the Enfield Pageant of Motoring, which takes place on the Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of May.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The convenient dropoff point is located in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has a handrail on the right hard side going up.
    • To access this entrance, ring to bell by the gate to alert a member of staff.
    • They will open the gate leading to the side of the main building,100 cm wide, and the side door, both of which are kept locked.
    • If required, access to the main building can be gained via the car doors, next to this entrance.
    • These are also accessed via a moderate ramp, and are 300 cm wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the rear of the main building.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp mentioned above leads from the main building into the courtyard.
    • There is level access on the ground and first floors of the main building.
    • There are several easy and moderate ramps in the courtyard area.
    • There is a steep ramp leading up to the railway carriage at the far end of the courtyard, where a model railway is displayed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1 - 2 - 3.
    • 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 bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the bicycle and mopeds exhibition on the second floor, and the model cars, forces memorabilia and nostalgia exhibitions on the third floor.
  • Comments View
    • There is a video showing the displays on the two floors not accessible via the lift, which is often shown in the café.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main building, opposite the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 120cm (3ft x 3ft 11in).
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does 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 not available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is drinks and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area, behind the main building.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 190cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is also accessed via the moderate ramp.

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.
  • This service cannot be requested.