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Cupola Gallery

178 Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 1TD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an Art gallery.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a Sculpture Garden at the rear of the gallery.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in June 2021.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 94cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Hand Sanitiser is also available in the Upper Gallery.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is a maximum of 6 people per room.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The Gallery is open on Sundays in December from 12:00 to 16:00
    • The Gallery is open on Sundays in January for the "under the bed" Sale from 12:00 to 16:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sheffield.
  • There is a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The name of the nearest tram stop is Leppings Lane.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest bus stop is Leppings Lane.
    • The nearest tram stop is Leppings Lane.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 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 12cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp bypasses 10cm of the step, however, there is still a 2cm lip.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Level Change (Main Gallery)

  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Sculpture Garden)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the gallery.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • Access is through the front of the gallery and out to the garden.

Outside Access (Upper Gallery Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the gallery.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 17 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 20cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The first 9 steps have handrails on both sides, the remaining steps have a handrail on the right only.
    • There is an additional shallow step (3cm) just beyond the door.

Level Change (Upper Gallery Rear Room)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading int the rear room in the gallery.
  • There is/are 1 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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 normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
  • Home visits / services are available.
  • Comments View
    • Lego is available for children to play with.
    • A home service can be provided by appointment.
    • The owner can use type/talk for customers.