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Liverpool Cathedral

St James' Mount, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 7AZ

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About this venue

The Cathedral was only completed in 1978. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott when he was only 22 years old. It is a great space, without pillars or pews, the space is able to host huge concerts, exhibitions and fine dining on the main floor. The tower is 110m high and is the best view in the city.

Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • The nearest National Rail station is Lime Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 245cm (11ft 10in x 8ft 0in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • Lift access to the Cathedral is next to the designated parking.

Outside Access (Car Park - Accessible 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 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park - 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Outside Access (Cathedral Gate - Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open by sliding.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Cathedral Gate - Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 8 steps inside the main entrance with handrails on both sides.

Reception (Welcome Desk)

  • The reception desk is 25m (27yd) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are low.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 medium steps, with a handrail on the left, for access to the Eduaction Centre.
    • A platform lift overcomes this level change.
    • A portable ramp is available for access to raised areas.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Mezzanine Café)

  • Once inside, there is 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.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and beverages.
  • Comments View
    • Level access to the café is via the Gift Shop platform lift.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the front of the auditorium.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • Companions sit adjacent to the patron.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs give access to the Mezzanine Café.
    • Alternative access is via the Gift Shop lift.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located in the Welfare Block.

Lift (Welfare Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Welfare Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-2.
  • The lift is 45m (49yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 138cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).
  • There is 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 lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG - G.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from accessible entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the cathedral from the accessible entrance.
    • There is a phone available to access help with the doors.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Ambulatory.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 120cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the Education Centre in the Ambulatory.

Lift (Gift Shop)

  • The lift is located in the Gift Shop.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M.
  • The lift is 60m (66yd) from accessible entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 148cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 10in).
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Welfare Block.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 190cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • 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).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 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 is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments View
    • An audio tour is available.
    • Large print scripts for the audio tour can be provided on request.
    • The photograph shows 1 of the Education Stations that the Cathedral now provides. Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.