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Abbey Gardens

Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1XL

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About this venue

Every year over a million local residents and tourists visit the Abbey Gardens in the centre of Bury St Edmunds. Why do they come? Because these unique and beautiful Gardens, conveniently situated in the centre of town, provide something for everyone. There is peace and tranquillity, space to play or stroll, unusual trees and floral displays to admire; also an aviary, a play area for small children and refreshments to be enjoyed sitting out in the sun.

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include gardens, WW2 memorial gardens, an outdoor cafe, avery, tennis courts, bowling green, ancient ruins and a children's playground.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Saturday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bury St Edmonds.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bury St Edmonds.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Mustow Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Mustow Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in) wide.

Outside Access (Bridge Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the gardens.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Outside Access (Churchyard Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Raingate Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Outside Access (Abbey Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Angel Hill.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 350cm (11ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Footpaths)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located running throughout the venue.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Abbey Gate.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left hand side as you enter through Abbey Gate, in the toilet block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the toilet attendent.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 160cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.