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Bishops' House

Norton Lees Road, Sheffield, S8 9BE

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Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.
  • Comments View
    • Bishops' House is open 10:00-16:00 Saturdays and Sundays, and during the week for bookings and school groups.
    • Please contact the venue for more information.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Contact the venue in advance to park outside Bishops' House.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are low.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played depending on events.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Reception to Museum)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the reception desk.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Comments View
    • Volunteers provide guided tours around Bishops' House, please contact the venue for more information.
    • There are guide books available on the ground floor which have information and photos of the first floor exhibit.
    • The exhibits are at a low level.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are additional exhibits.
  • Comments View
    • On the first floor the floorboards are uneven in places and caution is advised.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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.