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Science Gallery London

Science Gallery, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9GU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include free to visit exhibition spaces and theatre - which are available for hire, café and a gift shop.

Opening Times (Gallery)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Guy's Campus is located in south central London off Collingwood Street from the A3 via Newcomen Street and Great Maze Pond. This campus is located in the congestion charge zone.
    • There is no parking at the Guy's campus. There is some on street parking off nearby streets. The nearest public car park is the NCP London Bridge Car Park and is approximately 300m from the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Guy's Campus is the Southwark Street Stop off Borough High Street. This station is approximately 210m from the Guy's Campus. This bus stop is served by routes 21, 35, 40, 133, 343, N21, N133 and N343.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to Guy's Campus is the London Bridge Station. This station is approximately 270m from the campus and is served by the Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern lines.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to the Guy's campus is the London Bridge Underground Station. This station is approximately 300m from the campus and is served by the Jubilee and Northern Lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 216cm (7ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the lip at the door of this entrance.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the gallery off.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The handrails are in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the lip at door of this entrance.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to gift shop, café, lift and stairs.
    • Photograph 1 shows the ramp which is located directly to the right after the main entrance.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are adjustable.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are benches throughout the gallery. The location of this seating will vary according to the exhibitions on display.
    • There is a studio on level 1 which is accessed by a door.
    • This door opens towards you (pull).
    • The door is 78cm wide and is heavy.
    • As shown in photo 4 this door is part of a partition wall.
    • There are shiny floors on levels 0 and 1 as shown is photos 5 and 6.

Counter (Gift Shop)

  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Gift Shop is located immediately beyond the ramp opposite the cafe.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Eating and Drinking (Science Gallery Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 5 and 6 shows outdoor seating at the rear of the venue.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 07:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 07:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 07:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 07:00 - 18:00.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0, 1.
    • The stairs are located at the top of the ramp.
    • The stairs are approximately 13m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the ramp.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 149cm x 149cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are heavy double doors to the right as you leave the lift on level 1.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located at the front and rear of the theatre.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside or behind.
  • It is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The Theatre is located on floor -1.
    • Photograph 1 shows the doors to the theatre.
    • These doors are double and open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • There are medium clearly marked steps the left and right of the theatre.
    • These steps have hand rails on opposing sides.
    • Photograph 5 shows the steps to the left.
    • The hearing assistance system is a Sennheiser Infrared System.

Lift (Theatre Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front right of the theatre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 143cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the left as you exit the main lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 202cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 8in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 not 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 81cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male and female toilets on level -1.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located along the corridor to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the from the lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are vertical grab rails on both sides of the seat and a horizontal rail on the right.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The ambulant cubicle in the male toilet has wall mounted horizontal hand rails on both sides and a vertical handrail on the left.