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Graves Gallery

Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This venue is a registered Sheffield Safe Places.
    • The venue is Dementia friendly.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 11:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

Parking (Blue Badge Holders)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue, off Arundel Gate.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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 car park is for Blue Badge holders only.
    • There is also Blue Badge parking on Surrey Street at the front of the venue.
    • These bays are marked widthway only and are 250cm wide (photographs 2 and 3).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Arundel Gate.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
    • 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 leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is on the lower ground floor of the library.
    • Wheelchair users, people with mobility problems and people with prams and pushchairs are accompanied by a porter as there is only staff access from this entrance to the library and to other areas within the building.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 135cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • Anyone using this lift will be accompanied by a porter as there is no direct access to any of the floors in the central library or to Graves Art Gallery.

Outside Access (Surrey Street Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Surrey Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not 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
    • There is an additional single door to the left.
    • This door opens both ways and is heavy.
    • The door is 76cm wide.

Outside Access (Surrey Street Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Surrey Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 67cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of and beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • The first two steps in front of the entrance are not clearly marked and do not have handrails (photograph 2).
    • The steps beyond this entrance are clearly marked with handrails on both sides.
    • These steps go down to the children's library and up to central library internal entrance.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the ground floor foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Surrey Street entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 95cm (3ft 1in x 3ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Entrance (Gallery Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the third floor of Central Library.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the gallery entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • 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.

Museum

  • Exhibits can be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of tactile signage depends on exhibition.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of Braille signage depends on exhibition.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, please ask a member of staff.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right before you enter the museum.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the gallery entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter the museum.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the gallery entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are ultraviolet.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available 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 normally on duty.