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Old Royal Naval College Chapel

Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul is located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
    • Although the Chapel is open to visitors it is still an active place of worship, holding regular services throughout the week.
    • There are also frequent events and performances which may affect the opening times.
    • Please see the ONRC website for details.

Opening Hours

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Greenwich.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors with a visual impairment or disability who require support or an escort from Cutty Sark DLR station should contact the access team.
    • The venue is also very close to Greenwich Pier for riverboat services.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Cutty Sark Gardens Public Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Welland Street.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Cutty Sark Gardens Car Park is to the west of the ORNC site and is the nearest for the visitor centre and the Old Brewery.
    • There is also a public car park off Park Row, to the east of the site, which is closer to the Chapel and Painted Hall.

Grounds

  • There is no vehicle access for the public into the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
  • There are several pedestrian entrances to the site, all with level access or easy slopes.
  • The gates from King William Walk to the west (shown in photographs 1 and 2) and Romney Road are off busy roads.
  • The east entrance, off Park Row, would be in a quieter road for vehicle drop offs.
  • The Lewin Gate enters the site from the public footpath which runs alongside the river bank to the north.
  • The site is over 350m from east to west.
  • The main routes are wide and level with a surface of stone slabs or resin-bound gravel (shown in photographs 4 - 6).
  • There is a map to download from the accessibility page of the ORNC website to show the step-free routes around the site.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Chapel building, opposite the Painted Hall.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Queen Mary Court Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 88cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Chapel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Queens Entrance - Toilets)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the toilet entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Level Change (Public Gallery)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the main entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Access to Chapel)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the entrance foyer and the chapel.
  • There is/are 14 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • 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 on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • A Stairmate powered wheelchair lifting device is available and will be operated by a trained member of staff.
    • Please use the bell at the entrance to request help if there is not a member of staff in the entrance hall.
    • A wheelchair is available to use with the Stairmate or the visitor may remain in their own wheelchair.
    • This can include some electric wheelchairs, subject to total weight limits, but not electric scooters.

Eating and Drinking (Prince Philip Ante Room)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the left as you enter by the Queen Mary Court Entrance.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Queen Mary Court Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • 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 sandwiches and snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Ground and Undercroft.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the Undercroft.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Queen Mary Court Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 149cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet (Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 65m (71yd 3in) from the Queen Mary Court Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Undercroft.
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 196cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 can 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet to the right of the toilet surveyed (photographs 5 and 6).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Please contact the Visitor Centre for details of guided tours, including audio described and BSL tours.