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Thomson Building (incorp Musuem of Anatomy)

University of Glasgow, North Front - Thomson Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Museum of Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre and Laboratory of Human Anatomy.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest Underground Station is Hillhead.
    • The Anatomy Department and Museum are located in the Thomson Building on the main campus.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 550cm x 350cm (18ft 1in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • Comments View

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on North Front.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope in the main corridor.
    • The Infrared hearing assistance system is fitted in room 236/Main Lecture Theatre.

Level Change (Laboratory 1)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the labs.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Level Change (Laboratory 2)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to laboratory 2.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Laboratory 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 144cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lift ahead as you leave the 1st lift.
    • The second lift overcome the steps leading to laboratory 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground - gallery.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are a lecture room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are the demonstration gallery from the ground floor.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the demonstration gallery.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs gives access to the demonstration gallery level of the museum.
    • IT equipment is available at gallery level.

Museum (Museum of Anatomy)

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

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