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Zoology Museum

University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Botany Gate, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

  • The Zoology Museum is situated on the ground floor (Level 2) of the Graham Kerr Building on the main campus.
  • Wheelchair users are advised to make an appointment to visit by contacting the museum by phone (0141 330 4772).

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The convenient drop off point is located directly outside the main entrance.
    • Limited parking is available on the street outside the building.
    • 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 (Main 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.

Outside Access (Museum Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Reception (Janitor)

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located immediately beyond the main entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Lift (Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the main entrance to ground level.
  • The lift is 2m (6ft 7in) from accessible entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 110cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This lift can be used to overcome 3 steps immediately beyond the main entrance.

Museum

  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

Emergency Evacuation Information

Additional Info

  • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.
  • 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 theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.