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Bletchley Park - Main Guide

Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB

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About this venue

Bletchley Park, Home of the WW2 Codebreakers, was once Britain's best kept secret and is now a vibrant heritage attraction open daily to visitors to learn how the Codebreakers' breath-taking achievements helped shorten WW2 by up to two years.

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Milton Keynes.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bletchley.

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Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 490cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 1in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional Blue Badge bays in car park C, AS shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • These bays are 350cm wide and 500cm long.
    • They have a loose chippings surface and are on a slight slope.
    • There are 24 spaces that are between 45m and 130m away from the entrance.

Outside Access (Block C Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Block C Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Outside Access (Block C Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the left side of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Block C Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Reception

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Block C main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and pastries.

Museum

  • Exhibits can be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the hearing system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, please contact a member of staff.

Huts

  • Hut 3 - The main entrance at hut 3 has level access. The door is a 70cm wide, heavy door. There is level access inside the venue. There is also an alternative entrance that has level access at the side of the venue. The door is a 75cm wide, heavy door. This hut is part of the the guided tour with audio tours available.
  • Hut 6 - The main entrance at hut 6 has a medium step with no handrails. The door is a single, heavy door at 70cm wide. There is level access inside the venue. There is also an alternative entrance that has a 3cm threshold at the side of the venue. The door is a single, heavy door at 75cm wide. This hut is part of the the guided tour with audio tours available.
  • Hut 11 - The main entrance at hut 11 has a steep ramp with a handrail on the left hand side leading up to it. the door is a double width, heavy door at 120cm wide. There is level access inside the venue. There is an alternative entrance that is a single width, heavy door at 95cm wide. There is an easy ramp leading up to the entrance with handrails on the left hand side. This hut is part of the the guided tour with audio tours available.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have concrete and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the shop as you enter the venue.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 250cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 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 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two more accessible toilets.
    • One is in the same area, however the transfer side is to the left.
    • The other accessible toilet is to the right of the cafe when you enter the venue, with the transfer side to the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • 8-10 Wheelchairs are available to borrow. There is a multi media guide available giving detailed descriptions of the history of the park.