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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

75-80 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6HA

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About this venue

Discover the skill of the jeweller's craft and enjoy a unique tour of an original jewellery factory, which traces the 200-year history of the ancient crafting skills that made Birmingham the centre of the British jewellery industry.

Access Guide

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Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Jewellery Quarter.

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 Jewellery Quarter car park.
    • The car park is located in Vyse Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Branston Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 580cm x 200cm (19ft 0in x 6ft 7in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in Vyse Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a horizontal strip of Blue Badge parking in Branston Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front 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 heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) 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 not have handrails.

Outside Access (Branston Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Branston Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) 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 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Staff will meet visitors at this entrance and open the gate and the door.

Level Change (Branston Street Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the gate and the door.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) 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 medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Scooters are allowed in some parts of the venue.
  • The scooter can be used on the ground floor.
  • The scooter cannot be used on the upper floors.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This slope is located between the Branston Entrance and the museum.
    • The slope leads down to the adapted toilet, workshop and Branston Road entrance from inside the museum.
    • Alternative access to the workshop is via 2 medium, clearly marked steps.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of Braille signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor behind reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd) from Branston Road entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 135cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Tea Room)

  • 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 nearest table is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • Menus are hand held 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 cold snacks.

Level Change (Tea Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the tearoom.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 85cm (2ft 9in).

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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located next to the 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 150cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the first floor, right as you exit the lift.
    • The female toilets are 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on the second floor, right as you exit the lift.
    • The male toilets are 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located at the rear of the building.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.