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image for Exhibition Centre item typeExhibition Centre at The Forum

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Exhibition Centre

The Forum

The Forum

Details

The Forum in the centre of Norwich is a unique community building; it is open to the public seven days a week* offering free art exhibitions, family events, school holiday activities, craft and food markets, films, music and more.

Behind the stunning glass frontage you will find a buzzing coffee bar, an open plan pizza restaurant, a tourist information centre, the BBC’s regional headquarters and the busiest public library in the country.

The Forum was built to mark the new Millennium and has become an iconic landmark. It was designed by Sir Michael Hopkins, who has designed a number of other award-winning buildings including Norwich Cathedral Refectory (2004).

(*except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impaired

Events at this Venue

Address

Millennium Plain,
Bethel Street,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR2 1TF

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no 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
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

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
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

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

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children