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Horniman Gardens

London Road, Forest Hill, Lewisham, London, SE23 3PQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Forest Hill.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Forest Hill.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:15 - 16:20.
  • Tuesday 07:15 - 16:20.
  • Wednesday 07:15 - 16:20.
  • Thursday 07:15 - 16:20.
  • Friday 07:15 - 16:20.
  • Saturday 07:15 - 16:20.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 16:20.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (London Road)

  • 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in).

Level Change (London Road)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right by the Horniman Museum bus stop ME.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 of the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located all around the gardens.
  • There is/are 15+ 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).
  • Comments View
    • Most paths within the gardens have varying degrees of slope and steps.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the museum entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the museum block. As you enter from London Road turn left to enter the museum block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 197cm (5ft x 6ft 6in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 170cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 62cm (2ft).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located Inside the accessabile toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • A drop down rail is available.
    • Toilet facilities are open from 08:30 - 15:50.
  • Comments View
    • A drop down rail is available.
    • Toilet facilities are open from 08:30 - 15:50.

Standard Toilet(s)