SS Great Britain (Museum and Ship)

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY

0117 926 0680

admin@ssgreatbritain.org

www.ssgreatbritain.org/Visit

Guide Last Updated: 12/01/2018

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Access Guide

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

  • The venue has seasonal opening times and please contact the venue for details of opening times.

  • November-March: 10:00 to 16:30

  • April-October: 10:00 to 17:30.

  • 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 Maritime Heritage Centre.

  • The car park is located off Gas Ferry Road.

  • 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.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the dry dock 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 105cm x 160cm (3ft 5in x 5ft 3in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • 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 the right going up.

  • The ramp takes you around the ground floor of the museum.

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  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.

  • Tactile signage for exhibits is available.

  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.

  • Touch tours are available.

  • Video tours are available.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Concessions are available.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow the wheelchair, contact a member of staff.

  • Volunteers are on hand to assist in describing exhibits and provide information.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are low.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.

  • The lift is 84m (91yd 2ft) from the musium entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in 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 controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 250cm (5ft 9in x 8ft 2in).

  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 not 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 mirrors.

  • 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 49cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 bright.

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the museum.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading on to the ship.

  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located leading on to the ship.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Weather Deck, the Promenade Deck and the Saloon Deck.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are low.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the center of the Weather Deck.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Weather Deck and Promenade Deck.

  • The lift is 35m (38yd 10in) from the ships 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 110cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in front of the Weather Deck lift.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Promenade Deck and Saloon Deck.

  • The lift is 3m (3yd 10in) from the promenade deck platform lift.

  • 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 110cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the lift on the Saloon Deck.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 155cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 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 not 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 mirrors.

  • 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 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.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you exit the lift.

  • The female and male toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift on the Saloon Deck.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available 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.

  • This service cannot be requested.

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