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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Outdoor Area

Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Tickets for the Hamlet are purchased from the reception in the learning centre. For more information about the access into the learning centre, please see the access guide above.
    • A multimedia guide with subtitled videos of the interiors of the historic buildings as well as additional information about the site is available.
    • The "Abbeydale Explorer App" can be downloaded free via the website: www.simt.co.uk/abbeydale-industrial-hamlet.
    • The venue has 3 "Pen Friends" which work with the text panels in the exhibitions.

Introduction (Sheffield Industrial Museums)

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 15:45.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Dore and Totley.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the learning centre.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The standard parking bays are located at the rear of the learning centre, the surface of the standard parking bays is loose chippings and there is a steep slope up to the venue.

Hamlet

  • There is large Braille and Tactile map at the start of the Hamlet.
  • There is a surface path leading around the Hamlet. The path can be uneven in places. There are also some easy slopes on the path.
  • There is level access into the Abbeydale Exhibition. There is an easy slope into the Workers Cottage, with one shallow step leading to the back of the cottage and 15+ steps leading to the first floor of the cottage.
  • There is level access into the Counting House. There is level access into the Grinding Hull.
  • There are 4 steps leading down into the Tilt Forge.
  • There are 6 steps leading up to the Crucible Forge. There is one step leading into the Hand Forge.
  • There is level access into the Blacking Shop.
  • There is one step leading to the Managers House and then there are 15+ steps leading up to the first floor.

Museum

  • There is a subtitled video display.
  • There are lowered level interactive exhibits available.
  • There are guided tours available.

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 located next to the designated Blue Badge bays.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 210cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 female sanitary 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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 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 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.

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the toilets.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to the toilets.
  • There is / are 4 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.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.