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Scottish Industrial Railway Centre

Dunaskin, Dalmellington Road, Waterside, Patna, Ayrshire, KA6 7JH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a museum, model railways, a cafe and a computer simulator.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include steam train rides.

Location

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

Opening Times (Seasonal)

  • The venue is open from 11:00-16:00 on Sundays in summer months only.
  • Contact the venue for further information.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking can be arranged outside the main building or station in advance.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Car Park Entrance
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 151cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Toilets & Further Exhibits Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Toilets & Further Exhibits Entrance
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).

Level Change (Toilets & Further Exhibits Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Platform Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the station building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are some uneven paths along the route to the station, although cars can be brought in here with prior arrangement.

Outside Access (Waiting Room Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the platform.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Waiting Room Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 2 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main 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.

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 allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are some easy slopes in the outside areas leading to the station building.

Level Change (Museum)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down into the museum.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • Concessions are not available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located to the rear of reception.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 67cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Train Station

  • There are generally 2-4 member(s) of staff on duty.
  • The station is staffed.
  • The train companies operating from within this station are National Coal Board No. 10 (Steam Train Sunday's).
  • All key concourse shops and services have level access.
  • There are 1 platform(s) in the station.
  • The platform(s) which has/have level access is / are 1.
  • The platform(s) which can be accessed by using alternative outside access entrances only is / are 1.
  • Additional Station Information View
    • Accessible toilets are not located on the platform(s).
    • There is not a wheelchair available to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 75cm wide moderately sloping portable ramp to overcome 1 deep step onto the train available.
    • There are handrails at the step on the carriage.
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user in the carriage.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Toilets & Further Exhibits Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located to the side of the grounds.