Lion Salt Works

Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6ES

01606 275 066 / 01606 275 040

museumenquiries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

www.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 16/10/2015

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Museums and Conference room.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Butterfly Garden and Childrens Play Area.

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 10:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 10:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 10:30 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 10:30 - 17:00.

  • Open Bank Holidays.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Northwich.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The nearest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are level changes with no dropped kerbs.

  • The car park surface is loose chippings.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • 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 automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

  • 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 easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • 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.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 140cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • Exhibits can 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 available.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow the wheelchair, please contact reception staff.

  • There are various moderate and uneven paths around the museum grounds.

  • The butterfly garden is to the right of the carpark, there are easy slopes around the paths.

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

  • There is 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 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • 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 away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 149cm (4ft 11in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the approach to the main entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are not 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.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately beyond the main entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 147cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 10in).

  • There are not 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 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 low.

  • This lift provides access to the upper level of the museum, from here there is an identical lift that accesses the first floor.

  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Red Lion Museum entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter, on the main corridor.

  • There is not 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 102cm x 147cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 10in).

  • There is not 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 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 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 mirrors.

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 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 poor.

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

  • 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 92cm (3ft).

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the corridor leading to the accessible toilet.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter, next to the cafe.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 240cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 10in).

  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 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 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 47cm (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 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 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter, next to the cafe.

  • The female and male toilets are 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested 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 generally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.