Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

01414 205 000

call.centre@glasgowsciencecentre.org

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

Guide Last Updated: 27/10/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • Times given are for summertime.

  • In winter the centre is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and at 15:00 on week days and 17:00 on the weekend.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Exhibition Centre Station.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located at the side of the 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 480cm x 350cm (15ft 9in x 11ft 6in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 58m (63yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 76m (83yd 4in) 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 dropped kerbs.

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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 a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

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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.

  • Main Entrance

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in).

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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 is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, near the IMAX cinema.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There are a similar set of doors to the cinema on the left beyond this entrance.

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

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

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • There is an easy slope down to the cinema once inside.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is an easy ramp at the doorway.

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  • The desk/counter is 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter 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.

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  • There is 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.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are three areas to the centre: the Imax Cinema to the left, the Glasgow Tower to the rear and the Science Mall, which includes the Climate Change Theatre, the Planetarium and the Science Show Theatre.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located at the rear of the building into the tower.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There are other easy sopes throughout the venue to some attractions.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.

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

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • 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 snacks.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The cafe is located to the left as you enter, adjacent to the cinema.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the central entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 101cm (3ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall 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.

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  • The cinema has 1 screens.

  • All screens have level access.

  • Films are mainly mainstream and art.

  • Films are rotated to allow access to all films.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated spaces are situated at the back of the cinema.

  • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit near you.

  • Companions sit beside you.

  • This venue does have audio description.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Subtitles are available.

  • Concessions are not available.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

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

  • https://www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/glasgow-imax-at-gsc#/buy-tickets-by-cinema?in-cinema=8054&at=2017-10-27&for-movie=ho00004283&view-mode=list.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located the back of the auditorium.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit beside you.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

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

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located the back of the auditorium.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit in front.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

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

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located the back of the auditorium.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit beside you.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

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

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are 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.

  • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.

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

  • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.

  • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are further stairs throughout the centre and cinema.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are 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 low.

  • The stairs would generally only be used to return down from the cabin if wind speeds exceed 25mph at the top.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the tower at the rear.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 195m (213yd 9in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 150cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 90cm - 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.

  • Anyone using this lift must be confident of coming back down 523 deep stairs (11 story equivalent).

  • If wind speeds exceed 25mph at the top, the lift automatically returns to the ground, so visitors may need to come back down with staff.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the Imax Cinema.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the central entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 140cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 7in).

  • There is not 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 lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.

  • The lift is approximately 56m (61yd 9in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 208cm (6ft 10in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 240cm x 350cm (7ft 10in x 11ft 6in).

  • 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There is a further smaller lift near the theatres.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the main walkway.

  • There is level access to this 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 210cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 wash basin.

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

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • There are further accessible toilets throughout the building and cinema.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main walkway.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main walkway.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the standard toilets.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

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

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  • 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.