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Ripley's Believe It or Not

Units 5&6 Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ

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Introduction

Introduction

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00.

Opening Times (Off-Season)

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

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 South Beach Car Park.
    • The car park is located opposite the venue.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 600cm (7ft 3in x 19ft 8in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located in front of the venue.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 300cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Shop Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to and beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The tour exit comes out in the shop.
    • There is a clearly marked shallow step to a lower area of the shop (photographs 5 and 6).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond reception.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the rope bridge.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are many other ramps and steps throughout the venue.
    • There are some steps down near a rotating feature to bypass an area if you are affected by motion sickness.
    • There is a further steep ramp into the gift shop from within the venue.
    • The gift shop can be accessed externally.

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

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the route around the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are further stairs to come back down further along the tour.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.