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Castle Cornet

Castle Emplacement, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AU

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About this venue

The Castle has guarded St Peter Port harbour for 800 years. You can explore the battlements and enjoy breath-taking views towards the other islands. Five Museums, four period gardens, the refectory and our shop are all here to discover.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include museums and a cafe.

Opening Times (April 1 - October 30)

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00..
  • 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 10:00 - 17:00..

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Castle Emplacement in next to the venue.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The standard on street parking bays have no fixed dimensions.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue off Castle Emplacement.
  • 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 216cm (7ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • There is a cobbled and uneven surface on the path in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Reception is located in the Castle Shop.

Level Change (Castle Shop)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Castle Access)

  • The castle is accessed by steps only.
  • Once past the Castle Shop and reception there are 15+ leading up into the castle and all it's facilities.
  • The surfaces throughout the castle are cobbled and uneven.
  • There are various sets of steps throughout the castle and leading into most areas such as the museums and cafe.
  • Some sets of steps have handrails.
  • The majority of the steps are deep and not clearly marked.
  • There are some ramps/slopes in areas of the castle.
  • The ramps/slopes are of medium and steep gradients.
  • There are some narrow pathways along the castle pathways.

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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Level Change (Story of Castle Cornet Museum)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the exhibit next to the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Cafe Lambert)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is varied.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located next to cafe.
    • The female and male toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the cafe.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located next to the RAF Squadron Museum toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.