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Yorkshire Museum & Gardens

Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO1 7FR

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Opening Times (Museum)

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Comments
    • opening times for the garden in the summer are 10 to 8 and in the winter the times are 10 to 6.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in York.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is York.
  • Comments
    • The Yorkshire Museum is located within the Museum Gardens.
    • The photograph shows the access to the Yorkshire Museum through the gardens.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Comments
    • Cars can drop off at the main entrance of the museum.
    • Patrons then need to enter the Museum Gardens by the Museum Street entrance.
    • The photograph shows the area in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Museum Gardens)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Museum Gardens)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • The ramp is used to overcome the steps.
    • The main set of doors are usually held open during opening hours.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open by sliding.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 147cm (4ft 10in).
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Gardens

  • The gardens have a network of tarmac paths. The majority of the paths are situated on easy or moderate slopes.
  • Access into the gardens is via Museum Street and Marygate. Both entrances are level with no doors.
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Inside Access (Museum)

  • 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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Museum

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is available.
  • Concessions are available.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • 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 bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 205cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 9in).
  • 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • The photograph shows the lift next to the stairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground level.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 200cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (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 a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the lower ground level.
    • The female toilets are 20m (22yd) from the the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the lower ground level.
    • The male toilets are 7m (22ft 12in) from the the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located on the lower ground level.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Comments
    • Only one wheelchair user is allowed on the first floor at one time due to fire regulations.
    • The photograph shows the ramp in front of the entrance.