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The Clore Centre for Education

The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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Summary

Other Floors (Ford Centre and Clore Education Centre)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1 (Ford Centre) and -2 (Clore Centre for Education).
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs to the left and right of the Great Court as you enter from the Great Russell Street entrance foyer.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs to the left and right of the Great Court as you enter from the Great Russell Street entrance foyer.

Lift (South Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the foyer after the Great Russell Street entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Great Russell Street entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -2,-1, 0 and 3.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is low.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is low.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 160cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar lift on the opposite side of the foyer, to the right from the Great Russell Street entrance.

Stevenson Lecture Theatre

  • The Stevenson Lecture Theatre is to the right of the foyer area as you exit the south lift.
  • There is tiered seating in the auditorium.
  • There are steps with handrails to each side of the auditorium.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users at the level of the foyer entrance, at each end of the rear row.

BP Lecture Theatre

  • The BP Lecture Theatre is located to the left of the foyer area as you exit the south lifts.
  • There is tiered seating in the auditorium.
  • There are steps with handrails to each side of the auditorium.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users at the level of the foyer entrance, in the centre of the rear row.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There is not a/are not door(s) in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This does not play background music/sound.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There are hearing loop systems within the lecture theatres.
  • Comments View
    • The rooms of the Clore Centre open off a large foyer area.
    • There are two counters in this area which are used for serving refreshments for functions.
    • The counters are 100cm high.
    • There are several multi-purpose meeting/ seminar rooms.
    • The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre is mainly used by school groups and families.
    • It includes audio visual equipment and computers.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Clore Centre for Education - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level -2, to the left of the BP Lecture Theatre.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the south lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 297cm (5ft 1in x 9ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 87cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 165cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 115cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is medium.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second, similar accessible toilet to the right of the lecture theatre.
    • This toilet has a transfer space to the right.
    • Alternative accessible toilets are available on level 0 and level 1 of the Great Court, accessible by lift.

Standard Toilet(s) (The Clore Centre for Education)

  • 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 on level -2, off the Clore Centre foyer area.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the south lifts.
    • There is step-free access into the female and male toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are low.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • There are two similar groups of toilets in this area, to the left and right of the BP Lecture Theatre.