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Beccles And District Museum

Leman House, Ballygate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9ND

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Beccles.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Beccles.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Waveney Meadow Car Park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the venue.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • Car park websitehttp://www.waveney.gov.uk/.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 210cm x 410cm (6ft 11in x 13ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Ballygate, in front of the museum.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The marked on street bay is for permit holders or for 1 hour only.
    • There is also general non-marked on street parking available on Ballygate outside the museum (shown in photograph 2).
    • Waveney Meadow Car Park is accessed via 15+ steps or a steep slope.

Level Change (Ramp to Entrances)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the right hand side of the museum.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The first part of the ramp has a handrail on the left hand side going down.
    • There is a gate, 100cm wide, leading to the ramp from Ballygate (shown in photograph 2).
    • The ramp leads down to entrances at the rear of the museum.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 137cm (4ft 6in).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly to the left of the accessible entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 123cm (4ft 0in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located past reception and the main entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead to the lowered section of the museum.
    • The handrails do not cover the bottom step.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the internal steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 21m (23yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 110cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is available.
  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • The availability of Braille signage depends on exhibition.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 4m (13ft 1in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the top of the ramp leading from the accessible entrance.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 186cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet cubicle contains an alarm button, 106cm high.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.