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National Museum of Rural Life - Museum Ground Floor

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, G76 9HR

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Introduction

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located to the rear of the main building.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a member of staff.

Outside Access (Farm Explorer Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, down Philipshill Road.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • These doors are used to access the Farm Explorer bus stop, the courtyard exhibits, play park and picnic area and the path to the farm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the lower section.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the lower section from the toilets corridor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl, tiles and concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There is bench seating at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • A portable hearing loop is available from the ticket information desk on the first floor.

Attraction / Exhibit (People Gallery)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are no doors, however there is an open width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance/opening.
    • There is a slight permanent ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the ground and first floors.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in this area.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There is some flash photography within this area.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board and television/screen format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described in person.
    • There are some exhibits which start from the floor level.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors can exit via a separate set of doors/opening.
    • The exit is clearly signed internally.
    • There are double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ when exiting this area/attraction.
    • The exit is ramped/sloped.
    • There is a slight permanent ramp, with no handrails, when exiting.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located at the front of the theatre.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit behind you.
  • It is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair,contact a member of staff.
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • There are easy ramps leading down into the theatre offering alternative left or right side handrails.
    • The width of the ramps is 105cm.
    • There are 5 deep steps with a handrail on the right leading to rear seating.
    • There is step free access to front row seating.

Attraction / Exhibit (Tools Gallery)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are no doors, however there is an open width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance/opening.
    • There is a slight permanent ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the People Gallery, Theatre and toilets.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl, tiles and concrete.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in this area.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There is some flash photography within this area.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board and television/screen format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described in person.
    • There are some exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • The distance between the lowest exhibit and the floor is 1cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors exit via the entrance/opening.
    • The exit is not clearly signed internally.

Attraction / Exhibit (Tractor Store)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are no doors, however there is an open width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in this area.
    • This area does play background music/sound.
    • There is some flash photography within this area.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board and television/screen format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described in person.
    • All exhibits start from the floor level.
    • The distance between the lowest exhibit and the floor is 1cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors exit via the entrance/opening.
  • Comments View
    • The television screen used is projecting an image onto a hanging glass surface.

Attraction / Exhibit (Horticultural and Blacksmith Store)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are no doors, however there is an open width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in this area.
    • This area does play background music/sound.
    • There is some flash photography within this area.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described in person.
    • All exhibits start from the floor level.
    • The distance between the lowest exhibit and the floor is 1cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors exit via the entrance/opening.

Attraction / Exhibit (Outdoor Courtyard)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are double, heavy, manual doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance/opening.
    • There is a slight permanent slope, with no handrails, for access to the outdoor courtyard exhibits.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is not level access throughout this area.
    • The slight slope is in front of the exhibits.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in this area.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There is some flash photography within this area.
    • There are not resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • Exhibits are audio described in person.
    • All exhibits start from the floor level.
    • The distance between the lowest exhibit and the floor is 1cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a good colour contrast between some walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Exit View
    • Visitors exit via the entrance/opening.
  • Comments View
    • The Farm Explorer bus stop is in this outdoor area near the entrance.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Museum - Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the front lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the front lift.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 256cm x 216cm (8ft 5in x 7ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 83cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a 180cm long, height adjustable changing bench available in the accessible toilet.
    • This toilet is approximately 150m from the main entrance on the first floor following the ramps down to the ground floor.
    • This toilet is approximately 60m from the side lift.

Standard Toilet(s) (Museum - Ground Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you exit the front lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the front lift.
    • There is step free access to the female and male toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room (Museum - Ground Floor)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the right as you exit the front lift.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 11m from the front lift.
  • There is step free access to the parent and baby room, via lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • The lighting levels are good.