Glasgow Cathedral

Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ

01415 528 198 / 07979 348 005

glasgowcathedral.org

Guide Last Updated: 06/10/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Friday 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • Last admission is at 17:00.

  • The Cathedral is also open for regular worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings and at various other times during the Christmas and Easter seasons.

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Sunday 13:00 - 16:00.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Queen Street.

  • The nearest underground station is Bellgrove.

  • 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 Cathedral Precinct.

  • The car park is located on Cathedral Street.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at Cathedral Square Precinct.

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  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).

  • There are 2 similar doors next to each other.

  • The door on the right is accessible with a platform lift operated by staff members.

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

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

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

  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.

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

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

  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).

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

  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the Western Doors entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Western Doors entrance.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 120cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 11in).

  • 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.

  • If a cathedral staff member is not available, they may be called via the intercom located outside the entrance.

  • There is a second stair lift at the steps at the opposite end of the nave on the right to give level access to the choir area.

  • Please contact 'Custodians of Church' to access the platform lift.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side 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 167cm (5ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • At the time of survey (August 2017) there was no access to this entrance due to extensive building works being carried out.

  • There are 2 similar doors to each end of an inner porch.

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

  • There is/are 2 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • 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).

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • There is stepped access at the front of the nave down to the lower church and crypt.

  • There is no wheelchair access to the lower church.

  • There are 3 medium steps up to the main altar at the head of the choir and 3 medium steps up to the smaller altar at the east wall.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right hand side of the nave.

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.

  • 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).

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There are similar steps on the left hand side. However there is only platform lift, to the right hand side.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B,G.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the lower church and back aisle.

  • The handrail at the steps going down to the lower church is positioned centrally.

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  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

  • 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 not normally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.

  • There is a wheelchair available for use within the cathedral, please contact a member of staff for assistance.