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Gainsborough's House

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sudbury.
  • 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.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sudbury.

Opening Times

  • 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 11:00 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Weavers Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in) wide.

Outside Access (Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located past reception.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 196cm (6ft 5in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors (Reception)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift (Stair Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor off the reception area.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Inside Access (Reception)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a meeting/lecture/education room pictured, on the first floor accessed via stairs or stairlift.

Inside Access (The Gardens)

  • There are 2 moderate steps leading to the gardens.
  • There is an easy slope that overcomes the steps.

Level Change (Between Buildings)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the entrances.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access (Main Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is one deep step to a small part of the ground floor gallery.
    • There are two single ramps 20 cm wide each to overcome this step.

Other Floors (Main Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift (Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 32m (35yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 137cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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 not available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, please call in advance.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main corridor off the reception area.
    • There is level access to this 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 200cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 104cm (3ft 4in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • There are additional standard toilets in main building next to the platform lift.

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.
  • This service cannot be requested.