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Royal Academy of Arts - Burlington House

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include:
  • Ground Floor (Main Building) - Front Hall, Information/Ticket Desk, Cloakroom, RA Grand Café,
  • First Floor (Main Building) - RA Shop, Main Galleries, Fine Rooms, Tennent Gallery
  • Second Floor (Main Building) - The Sackler Galleries.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can drive up close to the entrance of Burlington House by entering the courtyard from Piccadilly. However there is only parking for 2 Blue Badge holders which have to be booked at least a week in advance.
    • To book one of the Blue Badge parking bays please call 020 7300 8028.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There are four bus route stops on Piccadilly: Nos. 14, 19, 22 and 38.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Charing Cross.
    • Charing Cross Station is located 0.8 miles from the Royal Academy.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Piccadilly Circus.
    • The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus (on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Green Park (on the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines). Both stations are approximately 0.3 miles from the Royal Academy. Oxford Circus and Bond Street are the nearest tube stations on the Central Line. Both stations are approximately 0.7 miles away.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the cloakroom staff in the foyer.
  • For those who would like assistance, a trained volunteer escort can be provided. To book an escorted visit, contact the RA's Access Team. Please allow 2 weeks notice for your booking as this is a volunteer service. To find out more about the RA’s dedicated programmes and services for disabled audiences, please visit the website or contact them directly.
  • The RA organise audio described tours and handling sessions for all their major exhibitions. If you are unable to attend these, recordings of these tours are available on their website. Trained volunteers can also offer descriptive tours of an exhibition.
  • For hearing impaired visitors, the RA organise talks and gallery tours in British Sign Language and in spoken word with speech-to-text transcription. For hearing impaired children, Art Detective worksheets are available for all exhibitions from the Information Desk.
  • Every year a number of sculptures in the Summer Exhibition are available to be explored by touch. They are identified by a list available online and within the Large Print Guides in the galleries.

Parking (Burlington House - Blue Badge Holders Only)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located in the courtyard outside the Royal Academy.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 parking spaces available for Blue Badge holders in the courtyard at Burlington House. Please book at least one week in advance of your visit. To book call: 020 7300 8028.

Approach - Burlington House

  • There are 2 pedestrian entrances to the Annenberg Courtyard in which Burlington House is located.
  • These entrances are located off Piccadilly to either side of the vehicular entrance.
  • Both pedestrian entrances have a very short slope with a steep incline.
  • The vehicular entrance has only an easy slope and retractable bollards but pedestrians are discouraged from using it.
  • The vehicular entrance has a cobbled surface.
  • There are footpaths around either side of the courtyard which lead from the pedestrian entrances to the access ramps at the main entrance.
  • The narrowest section along the footpath on the left is 110cm.
  • Parked vehicles may obstruct the footpaths.

Eating and Drinking (Annenberg Courtyard Courtyard Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located in the Annenberg Courtyard.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is stone.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are menu boards/signs available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is cold snacks as displayed.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight gradient in the café seating area.
    • This cafe is only open in the Summer months (June to September).

Outside Access (Burlington House Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, in the Annenberg Courtyard.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to either side of the entrances.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is 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 the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located next to the ramps and also in front of the entrances.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Alternative access is via revolving doors to either side.
    • The handrail for the ramp on the left is on the opposite side going up.
    • Members of staff are positioned at the entrances to provide help and assistance.
    • There are two alternate revolving entrances available and have a widths of 125cm. One of these is shown in photograph 6.

Counter (Information/Ticket Desk)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the left after you enter.
    • The counter is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is low (76cm or lower).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
    • 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 concrete.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the counter.

Cloakroom

  • The cloakroom is located in the to the right after you enter.
  • It is approximately 20m from the accessible entrance.
  • The room is signed.
  • The height of the counter is 76cm.
  • There is no hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • There are wheelchairs available in the cloakroom area.
  • There are lockers available in the cloakroom area.

Counter (Friends Information)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the right after you enter.
    • The counter is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The counter is clearly 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 not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
    • The type of flooring in this area is stone.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the counter.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is bench seating only.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Entrance (Keepers House Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the main foyer, next to the Information/Ticket counter.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Keepers House from the main foyer.

Keepers House

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, tiles, 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.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • 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 in some areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (RA Grand Cafe)

  • There is a ramp/slope located on the ground floor just beyond the main stair case.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.

Eating and Drinking (RA Grand Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the ground floor, just beyond the main staircase to the left.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and wood.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are menu boards/signs and wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located just beyond the stairs, to the right.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 235cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm 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 shelf is at a height of 95cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • 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 just beyond the main stairs, to the right.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room (Ground Floor)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located just beyond the main stairs, to the right.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 21m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (The Vaults)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the main stairs, to the left.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main 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 LG, G.
  • 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 poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 120cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 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.

Lower Ground Floor - The Vaults

  • The Vaults are located on the lower ground floor.
  • There are 12 steps, with handrails on both sides, leading down to the Vaults.
  • The steps can be overcome by using the Vaults lift.
  • There is step free access throughout the Vaults.
  • The surface of the flooring varies between stone tiles and wood.
  • The exhibitions displayed will vary depending on when you visit.

Access to (Burlington Garden)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the vaults.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG and G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located at the rear of the vaults.
    • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the 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 LG and G.
    • 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
    • The clear door width of the lift is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 180cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 11in).
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is not 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 have Braille markings.
    • The lift does not have tactile markings.
    • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Burlington Garden

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • 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 G-1.
    • There are 29 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 going 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 both sides.
    • 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (Main Building - Sackler Wing Ground to First)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located next to the RA Cafe.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going 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 easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bannister on the left hand side going up after the first 2 steps.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off a passageway to the right of the main stairs as you enter the foyer.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the accessible 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 B, G, 1, 2.
  • 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 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 poor.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 136cm x 290cm (4ft 6in x 9ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls for the lift are between 115cm and 145cm.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

First Floor - RA Shop

  • The RA Shop is located on the first floor of the main building.
  • The shop is approximately 12m from the main lift.
  • There is step free access to the shop.
  • The height of the service counters have heights of 109 and 110cm.
  • There is step free access throughout the shop
  • The flooring is wooden.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space between the aisles.
  • Lighting levels are good.

First Floor - Main Galleries

  • The Main Galleries are located on the first floor.
  • There is step free access to the galleries.
  • There are double door leading into the galleries, a member of staff can provide assistance with the doors.
  • There is step free access throughout the galleries.
  • The layout of the galleries depending on the exhibition taking place.
  • The surface of the flooring is wooden boards.
  • There are large print guides available.

First Floor - Tennant Gallery

  • The Tennant Gallery is located to the left of the lifts.
  • There is step free access to the Tennant Gallery.
  • There are double doors into the gallery.
  • A member of staff can provide assistance with the doors.
  • There is step free access throughout the gallery.
  • There is bench seating available.
  • There are large print guides available.

First Floor - The Fine Rooms

  • The Fine Rooms are located on the first floor of the main building.
  • They are used for corporate functions, learning activities, seminars, lectures and meetings.
  • This includes the general assembly room.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable in the rooms.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the Reynolds Room.
  • There is level access and space for wheelchair users to manoeuvre.
  • There is wooden flooring with a shiny finish.

Other Floors (Main Building Sackler Wing - First to Second)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not 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 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gap between the steps.

Counter (Sackler Gallery Second Floor)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to your left on exiting the lift on the second floor.
    • The counter is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter, via lift.
    • 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 not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided near the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.

Second Floor - Sackler Gallery

  • The Sackler Gallery is located to the ahead after you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the Sackler Gallery.
  • There are double doors into the gallery.
  • A member of staff can provide assistance with the doors.
  • The step free access throughout the gallery.
  • There is bench seating available.
  • There are large print guides available.
  • Audio guides are available from a counter at a height of 96cm located next to the gallery entrance.