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Disability Cornwall

Shipwreck & Heritage Centre Featured

Address
Quay Road, Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ
Telephone
01726 69897
What is or was your access need?
  • Wheelchair User
Is there car parking near to the establishment?
Yes
Is there an accessible public transport route that stops near to the establishment?
Yes
Is there an accessible path between where you parked/left public transport, and the entrance?
Yes
Is there a level, or ramped, entrance to the building?
Yes
Was it easy to get into the building (how easy was it to use the door handles, how easy was it to open the door, etc.)?
Yes
Once inside the building was it accessible to you?
No
Comments
Although the centre isn't fully accessible, we were provided with a map showing two alternative routes. There were a number of ramps which made these areas accessible, but I was glad to have a pusher.
Are there steps/stairs inside this establishment?
No
Comments
On arrival staff informed us that the building is a listed structure and they have not yet been able to install a lift.
When there are steps/stairs, are there handrails?
Yes
Were you able to get hold of any special furniture you needed once you were using these facilities?
Yes
Were there accessible toilet facilities?
Yes
Was there an accessible changing place?
No
How did you rate the staff?
Helpful
How did you rate the building/service/experience?
Fair
Comments
The staff at the centre seem well informed regarding the services they can offer to people with disbilities.
If you are interested in finding out more about this integral part of Cornwall's heritage and its continuing relationship with the sea, there is nowhere better to visit than the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, near St Austell.

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