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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Heritage Centre, free entry

Contact

Mr Laurence Thatcher

Address

Globe House,
Priory Road,
Alcester,
B49 5DZ

Details

This stylish and inspirational museum traces the arrival of the Romans in Alcester and their continuing influence on the town. Household objects, coins and jewellery found by members of the public and excavated by archaeologists, sit alongside a reconstruction of an archaeological dig. Audio visual presentations help bring the past to life and the museum combines contemporary display with interactivity to place artefacts into their Roman context.

- Witness the growth of Roman Alcester from military settlement to thriving market town

- Use the valuable educational resource for key stage two studies

- Go back in time - try on Roman tunics and togas

Parking: two spaces reserved for disabled drivers, limited additional parking, ample free parking nearby.
Disabled access and induction loop system provided.

Groups, research students, private bookings, schools and parties welcome by prior arrangement.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Normal Opening Times
Thursday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Open every day February 13-18 (School Half Term)

Prices

Free entry

Reviews

    Directions

    Access is from M40, M42 abd M5 motorways. Alcester is 22 miles south of Birmingham and 8 miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesVisitor information available in audio format

    Notes

    • We are a free volunteer- operated museum with display designed to provide access/enjoyment for all visitors.

    Entrance

    • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system