Verulamium Museum

St Michael's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 4SW

01727 751 810

museum@stalbans.gov.uk

www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/visit/verulamium-museum

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • The Museum of Everyday Life in Roman Britain.

  • Verulamium was the third largest city of Roman Britain and the museum, stands on the site of the Roman town.

  • Admission to Verulamium Museum;.

  • Adults - £5.00, Children (under 16s) - £2.50, Under 5s - Free, Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) - £12, Senior Citizens (60+) and concessions inc. students (with proof of status) - £3.50.

  • Groups of over 15 people - £2.50 each.

  • Residents of St Albans District (with proof of residency) - Free.

  • Friends of St Albans Museums - Free.

  • Carers - Free.

  • Assistance dogs / guide dogs are welcome, but no other dogs.

  • Joint admission to Verulamium Museum and the Roman Theatre (not applicable to group or school bookings);.

  • Adults £6.50, Child - £3.50, Family - £16.00.

  • Senior citizen, student and other concessions - £5.00.

  • The remains of the Roman Theatre are a 3 minute walk from the Museum and managed separately by The Gorhambury Estate.

  • The theatre is open daily: 1st March to 31st October: 10.00-17.00; 1st November to 28th February: 10.00-16.00.

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 14:00 - 17:30.

  • Last admission to the museum is 17:00.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is St Albans Abbey.

  • 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 NCP St Albans Verulamium.

  • The car park is located at the front of the museum within Verulamium park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Blue Badge holders can park for free for the first 3 hours in the car park.

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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) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 4 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 deep (18cm+).

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

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

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 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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  • 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 not available.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Concessions are available.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow the wheelchair, ask at reception.

  • Large print is available for signage in the museum.

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

  • 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 the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just beyond reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G,LG.

  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 130cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 3in).

  • 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 low.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 280cm (4ft 12in x 9ft 2in).

  • 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, however it is not 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 disposal units.

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

  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 poor.

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

  • 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 good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the lower ground floor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the lower ground floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the baby change room on the lower ground floor.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

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

  • This is by lift.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are 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.