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Hunterian Museum

University of Glasgow, Gilbert Scott Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

  • The Hunterian Museum is located on level 4 of the Gilbert Scott Building.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

Parking

  • This venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located outside the John McIntyre Building.
  • The convenient dropoff point is located directly outside the Hunterian Museum entrance
  • There are 2 designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders which are located opposite the Hunterian Museum entrance, outside the John McIntyre Building.
  • The dimensions of the bay are 290cm x 460cm and it is 19 metres away from the entrance.
  • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details..

Outside Access (North Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 287cm (9ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (North Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to and beyond the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Lift (North Front Entrance )

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 20m (22yd) from the the lift.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are low.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Level Change (Museum )

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located as you exit the lift into the museum.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are uneven surfaces where different rooms join within the museum.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the hearing system.
  • Concessions are not available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, please make a request in advance.

Lift (Gallery)

  • The lift is located to the rear of the exhibition hall.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 75m (82yd) from the lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located on Level 2 of the Gilbert Scott Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located on Level 2 of the Gilbert Scott Building.

Emergency Evacuation Information

Additional Info

  • Registered assistance dogs are welcomed.
  • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service.
  • Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from the Learning and Teaching Centre, IT Services and the Student Disability Service.