Gainsborough's House

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU

01787 372 958

mail@gainsborough.org

www.gainsborough.org

Guide Last Updated: 07/03/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Sudbury.

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

  • 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 Acton Square Car Park.

  • The car park is located on Weavers Lane.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Gainsborough Street.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Weavers Lane.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located past reception.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 196cm (6ft 5in) wide.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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

  • There are 14 steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is not a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main corridor off the reception area.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

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

  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.

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

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • 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 bright.

  • There is a meeting/lecture/education room pictured, on the first floor accessed via stairs or stairlift.

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  • There are 2 moderate steps leading to the gardens.

  • There is an easy slope that overcomes the steps.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located between the entrances.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

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  • 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 varied.

  • There is one deep step to a small part of the ground floor gallery.

  • There are two single ramps 20 cm wide each to overcome this step.

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

  • There are 15 steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is not a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main building.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 32m (35yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 137cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 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 reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.

  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.

  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.

  • Touch tours are not available.

  • Video tours are not available.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Concessions are not available.

  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.

  • To borrow the wheelchair, please call in advance.

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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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the main corridor off the reception area.

  • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 200cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is 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 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 104cm (3ft 4in).

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

  • There are additional standard toilets in main building next to the platform lift.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located in the main corridor off the reception area.

  • The female and male toilets are 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are additional standard toilets in main building next to the platform lift.

  • The photographs show the female and male toilets respectively.

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  • 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.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

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

  • This service cannot be requested.