Bolling Hall Museum

Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD4 7LP

01274 431 826

www.bradfordmuseums.org

Guide Last Updated: 04/09/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Bolling Hall Library.

  • Bolling Hall, a family home for 500 years, shows how some of the residents lived in the past.

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday Closed.

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

  • The venue is open Bank Holiday Mondays from 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday Closed.

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday 11:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bradford Interchange.

  • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 540cm (10ft 6in x 17ft 9in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 100m (109yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 104m (113yd 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.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • 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(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

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

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

  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the building from Bowling Hall Road.

  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • These steps can be overcome by accessing the venue from the car park.

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  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

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

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you pass through reception.

  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the steps that can be overcome by the platform lift.

  • Some of the floors are uneven on the ground floor as shown in photograph 3.

  • Photographs 4, 5, and 6 show steps on the first floor leading from room to room.

  • These steps vary from 2 to 4 with and without handrails.

  • Some of the steps are medium and some are deep.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located past reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 105cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 5in).

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

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 90cm - 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.

  • The lift will only accommodate a standard wheelchair.

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  • 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.

  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

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  • The library is 20m from the main entrance.

  • The entrance to the library is to the left in the main corridor.

  • The door is 88cm wide.

  • The door opens away from you (push) and is heavy.

  • The door is permanently held open.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.

  • This library is staffed solely by volunteers and may not always adhere to the opening times.

  • The height of the self-service machine is 124cm.

  • The lowest function on this machine is 60cm.

  • There are tables within the library.

  • The highest table is 73cm, the lowest table is 29cm.

  • There are chairs with armrests available.

  • The email address of the library is BollingHall.Library@gmail.com.

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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 the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further exhibits.

  • There is a staircase at each end of the buildng.

  • The second staircase has handrails on the left.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 265cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 8in).

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord 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/are female sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

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

  • The height of the hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is also a push button alarm.

  • The height of this button is 120cm.

  • There is a lever for the hot tap which is 116cm high.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the venue.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The photograph shows the doors to the toilets.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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  • The park or garden does have footpaths.

  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and tarmac surface(s).

  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.

  • There are slight slopes on the paths.

  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

  • There are steps throughout the gardens.

  • These steps vary from medium to steep and do not have handrails.

  • Some of the steps are uneven.

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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.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the grassy areas around the venue.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.