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Shepherd Wheel

Whiteley Woods, off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield, S11 2YE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The museum is located in Endcliffe Park, for more information about parking, access into and access around the park - please see the access guide for the park.

Introduction (Sheffield Industrial Museum)

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.

Opening Times (October - March)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is open for bookings during the week, please contact the venue for more information.

Opening Times (April - September)

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Hull Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Main Hull.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

Outside Access (Small Hull Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Small Hull.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are interactive programmes available on tablet computers.
    • There are touch tours available.
    • There are interactive guided tours of the site.
    • There are listening posts available.

Level Change (Rear Courtyard and Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the courtyard.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the courtyard.
    • There is level access to the 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 260cm (4ft 6in x 8ft 6in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.