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Hypocaust & Roman Mosaic Museum

Verulamium Park, St Albans , Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a mosaic hypocaust display.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Verulamium Park.
  • Comments View
    • A hypocaust (Latin hypocaustum) is a system of central heating in a building that produces and circulates hot air below the floor of a room, and may also warm the walls with a series of pipes through which the hot air passes.
    • This air can warm the upper floors as well.
    • The floor is thought to have been part of the reception and meeting rooms of a large town house, built around AD 200 near Watling Street, the major Roman road that ran past Verulamium.
    • Entrance to venue is free of charge.

Opening Times (1st April to 30th September)

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 14:00 - 16:30.

Opening Times (1st October to 31st March)

  • Monday 10:00 - 15:45.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 15:45.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 15:45.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 15:45.
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:45.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 15:45.
  • Sunday 14:00 - 15:45.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is St Albans Abbey.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the venue.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the Hypocaust & Roman Mosaic Museum is via the gravel path across the park.
    • The path has easy slopes in places.
    • The pathway is 160cm wide.
    • The venue is 420m from the car park.

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 medium.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located around the edge of the venue.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, contact Verulamium Museum.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.