Gosport Discovery Centre
High Street, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1BT
03005 551 387
Guide Last Updated: 19/04/2016
Related link Museum on the Mezzanine.
Related link Gosport Registration Office.
Monday 09:00 - 19:00.
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.
Friday 09:00 - 19:00.
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
This venue is situated in Gosport.
The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
The nearest mainline station is Portsmouth Harbour.
The venue does not have its own car park.
On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 350cm (7ft 10in x 11ft 6in).
Standard marked parking bays are located next to the venue.
There is not a designated drop off point.
This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
There is not level access into the venue.
The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
The main doors open automatically.
The doors are double width.
The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) 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 moderate.
The ramp or slope is permanent.
The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.
There is level access to reception from the entrance.
The reception desk is high height.
The desk has a lowered section.
Lighting levels are medium.
There is a hearing assistance system.
The type of system is a fixed loop.
Staff are trained to use system.
There is level access to the service.
This venue does not play background music.
Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
Lighting levels are medium.
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 service counter.
Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
No tables are permanently fixed.
No chairs are permanently fixed.
Some chairs have armrests.
The nearest table is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.
The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 35cm (1ft 2in).
The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
Menus are wall only.
Menus are not available in Braille.
Menus are not available in large print.
Picture menus are not available.
Menus are not clearly written.
Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
The type of food served here is a selection of sandwiches and snacks.
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 on tape or disc.
There is an ordering service.
It takes approximately 7-14 days to process an order.
The library does have computers with accessible software.
Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
A large text keyboard and height adjustable table is / are available.
Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Dolphin SuperNova and Text Reader.
There is a lift for public use.
The lift is located at the rear of the venue.
The lift is a standard lift.
The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-M-2.
The lift is 15m (16yd) from 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 118cm x 156cm (3ft 10in x 5ft 1in).
There are 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
The lift controls do have Braille markings.
The lift controls do have tactile markings.
The lighting level in the lift is medium.
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.
This accessible toilet is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.
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 locking handle.
The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
The door weight is light.
The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
There is a lateral transfer space.
As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
The lateral transfer space is 185cm (6ft 1in).
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.
The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
Disposal facilities are not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
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 47cm (1ft 7in).
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 good.
The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
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 90cm (2ft 11in).