Astley Hall & Park

Astley Park, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1XA

01257 515 151

chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Astley-Hall.aspx

Guide Last Updated: 13/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Chorley.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located at the side of the Farmhouse building.

  • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 600cm (9ft 10in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 85m (92yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 95m (103yd 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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.

  • There is a public car park situated just outside the grounds.

  • 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 towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • 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 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 bright.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are first floor rooms.

  • Exhibits cannot 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 available.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Concessions are available.

  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

  • There is a DVD available to watch to give you a video tour of the upper floor rooms. Please speak to the staff on duty about watching this.

  • The pathways around the grounds are mostly easy to moderate. However it should be noted that the woodland area within the grounds should be accessed with care.

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The nearest accessible toilet is within Astley Hall Coach House.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the rear left of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the standard female & male toilets.

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

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • 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.