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Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The museum is owned and operated by Newham College and is used for some of its fashion and textile courses.
    • The museum and its facilites, including short courses and workshops, are also open to the public. .
    • Please see the venue website for the event programme.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Bermondsey, London.
  • The nearest mainline station is London Bridge.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is London Bridge.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • In Southwark, Blue Badge holders may park for up to three hours on roads with single or double yellow lines except where there are additional loading restrictions.

Outside Access (Museum 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Museum Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Teapod Cafe External Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Teapod Cafe External Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).

Reception (Ticket Desk)

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the museum entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Comments View
    • The lowered section of the desk is at the rear, with access via the ramp.

Level Change (Access to Ticket Desk and Museum)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the ticket desk.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the desk.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • Comments View
    • All visitors follow the ramp to the right of the ticket desk into the museum.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • From the foyer there is direct access to the Teapod cafe, the shop and the galleries.
    • One of the ground floor galleries has a raised threshold at its entrance which is clearly marked.

Museum

  • The availability of tactile signage depends on exhibition.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • The museum has a programme of talks and tours to complement the exhibitions.
    • Lighting may be low in areas to protect the exhibits.

Teaching Spaces

  • On the first floor there is a computer suite and a studio which are used for talks and workshops for both the public and college students.

Other Floors (Stairs to First Floor)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located within the staff area, through the door to the left of the small gallery entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the museum entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 141cm x 122cm (4ft 8in x 4ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Eating and Drinking (Teapod Cafe)

  • 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 1m (3ft 3in) from the either the street or museum entrances.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 62cm (2ft).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is soup, stews, cakes and drinks.
  • Comments View
    • There is an internal level access door between the cafe and the museum foyer.
    • The door opening is 90cm wide.
    • It is usually held open.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 17:30.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Sunday 09:30 - 17:30.

Accessible Toilet (Museum)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the museum entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor at the rear of the venue.
    • There is level access to the 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 172cm (6ft 7in x 5ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 125cm (4ft 1in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Museum)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor rear of the venue.
    • The female and male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the museum entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Accessible Toilet (Teapod)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the cafe entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the cafe.
    • There is level access to the 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 185cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is used by all visitors to the cafe.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.