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The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

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Summary

  • This guide relates to services/facilities located within Somerset House, and not the Institute/Vernon Square.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • Services/facilities within the venue include
    Floor -1: locker room and toilet facility
    Floor 0: tickets and information counter
    Floor 1: Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery, Medieval and early Renaissance Gallery
    Floor 2: Blavatnik Fine Rooms European Art 1400 - 1800, Project Space
    Floor 3: Bloomsbury Room, Weston Gallery Early Impressionism, LVMH Great Room Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Denise Coates Exhibition Galleries, Katja and Nicolai Tangen 20th Century Gallery.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a cafe (Art Cafe) and an education facility (The Learning Centre).
    The Art Cafe entrance is located opposite the gallery main entrance, under the covered area.
    The Learning Centre entrance is located off the Edmond J Safra Fountain Courtyard, with an additional entrance located opposite the gallery main entrance, under the covered area.
  • For the Art Cafe AccessAble Access Guide please click here (new tab).
  • For the Learning Centre AccessAble Access Guide please click here (new tab).
  • Comments View
    • Access into the gallery is via either the main entrance off the Strand, or an alterative side entrance off the Edmond J Safra Fountain Courtyard, which requires a member of staff to open.

Opening Hours

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For information from The Courtauld on accessibility please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include: large print.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs and tri wheel walkers.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the ticket office.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people who may feel scared or at risk however, please ask a member of staff who may be able to help.
  • Magnifying glasses and ear protectors can be provided upon request.
  • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
  • If the lift is out of service, there is an alternative lift provision but this does not give access to floor 1 of the gallery. The gallery will publish on their website if the lift goes out of service.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Charing Cross.
  • The nearest underground tube station is Temple.
  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public parking is not available within approximately 200m of the venue.
  • There are no parking facilities available at the branch.

Approach (Access from the Strand)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • Access from the Strand is by passing through one of three archways.
      The width of the archways is in excess of 150cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope is in the middle archway.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 2 unmarked step(s), with no handrails.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 37cm.
    • Stepped access is via the two archways at either end of the entrance area.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located under the archways between the Strand and the Edmond J Safra Fountain Courtyard.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'The Courtauld Gallery'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the opening is 130cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the opening is 108cm.
    • There are barrier posts located either side, and opposite, the entrance doorway holding signage and banners.
      The barrier posts are not fixed to the ground.
      The contrast between the floor and the barrier posts is poor.
      The barrier posts do not have a high contrasting band at the top of them.
      These posts may be moved around and changed by gallery staff.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Outside Access (Alternative Ramped Entrance - Staff Assistance Required)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Edmond J Safra Fountain Courtyard.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 106cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 120cm.
    • This entrance requires a member of staff in order to gain access.
      The entrance provides direct access to the main lift, bypassing the platform lift on floor 0.
  • 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.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.

Counter (Tickets and Information - The John Browne Entrance Hall - Floor 0)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located on floor 0, to the left upon entering via the main entrance, in the John Browne Entrance Hall.
    • The counter is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the counter is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 110cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 12/12/2023.
    • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided near the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is stone.
  • Seating Area View
    • There is not a seating area close to the counter.
    • There is a table offering some items for purchase at the counter.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is stone and wood.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
    • The are some small carpeted areas within the gallery.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • 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 venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played within the shop on floor -1.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There is a hearing loop at the Tickets and Information counter.
      There is a hearing loop at the rear counter of the shop.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the Bloomberg Connects app, available for download onto smart phones in advance of your visit.
      For further information click here.

Other Floors (The Member's Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right of The John Browne Entrance Hall.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0.
    • 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 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 30cm.
    • 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 not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Step(s) (Ground Floor Steps to Main Lift and Staircase)

  • There is a/are step(s) located in front of you upon entering from the main entrance.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the main lift.
  • There is/are 5 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the steps are 32cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of 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.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • There is a platform lift to overcome the step(s).

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in front of you upon entering from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (Ground Floor Lift to access the Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the Tickets and Information counter.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Ground Floor and Upper Ground Floor / Main Lift Level.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is High.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 125cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the corridor in front of you upon exiting the platform lift.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the platform lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1, 2, 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 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 High.
  • The clear door width is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 255cm x 115cm (8ft 4in x 3ft 9in).
  • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • Step-free access to this lift from the main entrance is via the platform lift located next to the Tickets and Information counter.
    • This lift can also be accessed step-free via the alternative entrance, which requires staff assistance and has a steep external ramp.
    • If the lift is out of service, there is an alternative lift provision but this does not give access to floor 1 of the gallery.
    • The gallery will publish on their website if the lift goes out of service.

Lockers - Floor -1

  • The lockers are located at the end of the corridor to your left on exiting the lift on floor -1.
  • Locker heights range from 15cm to 192cm.
  • The lockers are opened via a key.

Entrance (Shop - Floor -1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located along the Floor -1 Corridor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Shop The Vaults'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the opening is 86cm.

Shop (The Courtauld Shop - Floor -1)

  • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
  • The type of flooring is stone and wood.
  • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of walkways.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Music is played everywhere.
  • The till(s) is/are located at the front and rear of the shop.
  • There is step-free access to the till(s).
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the till(s).
  • The till(s) is/are not clearly signed.
  • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the till(s).
  • The till(s) is/are placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the till(s) are good.
  • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the till(s).
  • The height of the till(s) is/are 95cm.
  • There is not a lowered section at the till(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s).
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 11/12/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
  • The rear shop counter has a height of 110cm, shown in image 2.
    There are separate hearing loops at the front and rear counters.

Step(s) (The Courtauld Shop Courtyard - Floor -1)

  • There is a/are step(s) located leading down from The Courtauld Shop to the external courtyard.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the external courtyard.
  • There is/are 4 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the steps are 35cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
  • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

The Courtauld Shop Courtyard - Floor -1

  • This is an external area accessed via the shop.
  • There are chairs, without armrests. and benches available.
  • The seating is not fixed to the ground.
  • There are coffee tables and long tables available.
  • The tables are not fixed to the ground.
  • There is a small sheltered area, covered by a portable gazebo.

Attraction / Exhibit (Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery - Floor 1)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are no doors, however there is an open width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance/opening.
    • There is a steep permanent ramp, with no handrails, for access to Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery - Floor 1.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is step-free level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is stone and laminate.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
  • Exit View
    • There is an option to access the Medieval and Early Renaissance Gallery (1) directly from the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery via a steep ramp/slope. This option bypasses the entrance steps to the Medieval and Early Renaissance Gallery (1).

Attraction / Exhibit (Medieval and Early Renaissance - Floor 1)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There is a single, permanently held open door with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is not clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance/opening.
    • The entrance can be seen in image 1.
      There is step-free access via ramp/slope from the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery.
      There is stepped access from the floor 1 stairwell.
    • There is a steep permanent ramp, with no handrails, for access to Medieval and Early Renaissance (1) from the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope leading from the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery can be seen in image 2.
    • There is/are 2 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Medieval and Early Renaissance (1) from the floor 1 stairwell.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 25cm.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
    • The steps can be seen in image 3.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is step-free level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are not resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.

Attraction / Exhibit (Project Space - Floor 2)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There is a single, permanently held open door with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance/opening.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is step-free level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are not resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a touchscreen with audio headsets at heights between 98cm and 110cm.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.

Attraction / Exhibit (Blavatnik Fine Rooms, European Art 1400 - 1800 - Floor 2)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are double, permanently held open doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is not clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance/opening.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • This exhibit is spread across several different rooms, with open doorways between them, with widths of over 120cm.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.

Attraction / Exhibit (Bloomsbury Group Room - Floor 3)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There is a single, permanently held open door with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance/opening.
    • The Bloomsbury Room is small area and has a maximum number of 12 visitors at any time.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is step-free level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and wood.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are not resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are some exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • The distance between the lowest exhibit and the floor is 25cm.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are moderate to good.

Attraction / Exhibit (Weston Gallery, Early Impressionism - Floor 3)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are no doors, however there is an open width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance/opening.
    • Entrance to the gallery is off the staircase landing on floor 3.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • There are walkways/corridors with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • During busy periods this area can become congested.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Comments View
    • Step-free access into the LVMH Great Room, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism is located to the rear of the Weston Gallery, Early Impressionism exhibit (image 4).

Attraction / Exhibit (LVMH Great Room, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism - Floor 3)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are double, permanently held open doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is not clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • Step-free access into the gallery is located to the rear of the Weston Gallery, Early Impressionism exhibit on floor 3.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • There are walkways/corridors with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Exit View
    • There is a slight ramp between the gallery and the Katja and Nicolai Tangen 20th Century Gallery. This is the most accessible route into the gallery. The Denise Coates Exhibition Gallery is located to the rear of the LVMH Great Room Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

Attraction / Exhibit (Denise Coates Exhibition Galleries - Floor 3)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are double, permanently held open doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance/opening.
    • This gallery is accessed off the LVMH Great Room Impressionism and Post-Impressionism on floor 3.
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is step-free level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • Some exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.

Attraction / Exhibit (Katja and Nicolai Tangen 20th Century Gallery - Floor 3)

  • Entrance / Opening View
    • There are double, permanently held open doors with an opening width of 75cm+ for access to this area/attraction.
    • The entrance/opening is not clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance/opening.
    • There is a slight permanent ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to Katja and Nicolai Tangen 20th Century Gallery from the LVMH Great Room, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism gallery.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The route detailed above is the most accessible route into the gallery, via the LVMH Great Room, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism gallery (images 1 and 2).
      There is an alternative route directly off the stairwell, which avoids going through the LVMH Great Room, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism gallery.
      The entrance door via this route is a single permanently held open door with an opening width of 75cm+.
      This entrance has a steep ramp with a width of 80cm and no handrails (images 3 and 4).
  • Attraction / Exhibit View
    • There is level access throughout this area.
    • Clear directional signage is not provided in this area.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • This area does not play background music/sound.
    • There are not resting/seating areas within this area.
    • Explanations for the exhibit(s) is/are in information board format.
    • All exhibits can be audio described.
    • There are no exhibits which start from the floor level.
    • Exhibits can be audio described via the digital/mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and the floor in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Floor -1 - Gender Neutral - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to your left upon exiting the lift on floor -1.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 145cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 92cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not 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 contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is high.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 84cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on floor -1 at the end of the corridor to your left upon exiting the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the main lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 72cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are available in both the female and male toilets.
    • There is a fixed baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 73cm.