Bristol Aquarium

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TT

0117 929 8929

bristoladmin@bristolaquarium.co.uk

www.bristolaquarium.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 01/12/2017

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Access Guide

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

  • 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.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Millennium Square.

  • The car park is located off Canons Way.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading around the aquarium.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille , tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 160cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 3in).

  • There is 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 not mirrors.

  • 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 150cm (7ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • There is 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 135cm (4ft 5in) high.

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located ahead as you enter.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.

  • 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 weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 215cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 1in).

  • There is 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 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located to the left as you enter.

  • Unisex toilets are 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.