Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
New Museums Site
- Steve Fishpool
- 01223 333864
- Alternate Contact
- FM office
- 01223 330285
- Online Access Map
Departments and Buildings On Site
- African Studies
- Arts School Lecture Rooms
- Babbage Lecture Theatre
- Biological Anthropology
- Central Science Library
- Chemical Engineering
- Cockroft Lecture Theatre
- Computing Service
- History and Philosophy of Science, and Whipple Museum
- Large Examination Hall
- Materials Science and Metallurgy
- Small Examination Hall
- Social Anthropology
- Social and Political Sciences
- Zoology, and Zoology Museum
Location, Services and Transport
A 2–5 minute walk from the city centre.
Pembroke Street is one-way, but extremely busy with traffic and bicycles. Corn Exchange street is also one-way, but has lots of traffic from building work on Lion Yard. Free School Lane is generally quiet.
Services and shops
City centre. A sandwich van sells sandwiches and snacks from the car park every weekday lunchtime.
Vehicle entrance off Pembroke Street, signposted Museum of Zoology. Stop at barriers and speak to custodian on left.
Parking on site is difficult — it is best to park in Lion Yard and walk. There are three designated disabled bays on the site, but these are currently taken by regular users and there is little other parking available.
Other transport options
Central bus station is a five minute walk away up Downing Street. Uni 4 bus stop on Trumpington Street.
Several first aiders on site, mostly in the Computing Service.
No designated refuge point for the whole site, and no set procedures or facilities for evacuation. Most buildings have their own emergency procedures and facilities in place.
Pedestrian/cycle entrance off Free School Lane, over cobbles, and with difficult pavements outside. Ramped access to Arts School via Bene't Street gates, open office hours only.
No pavements as such, so be careful of cars. Drains, uneven surfaces, and bicycles are a problem. Access to most buildings is difficult, but usually possible by roundabout routes if you arrange in advance.
Steps and ramps
Quite a few steps, and not many ramps. A couple of wheelchair lifts have been installed.
Benches and seating
One disabled toilet with push-button automatic door for general use — follow signs to Hopkinson lecture theatre. Disabled toilet in foyer of Zoology Museum.
Signs and wayfinding
Large white-on-blue and white-on-red signs. Wayfinding can be rather complicated, with lots of separate buildings scattered around the site.
Very little extra lighting.
Planned Access Improvements
Various buildings have access improvements planned, including the SPS building.
The information on this page is the responsibility of the New Museums Site. The DRC updates information as it is recevied. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with Robert Jeffrey at 01223 336 691.