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Disabled Access Day 2016

People of all ages with disabilities visited St Paul's for free on Disabled Access Day.

The Cathedral was among UK, landmarks, venues and attractions offering additional events and tours for children and adults on Saturday 12 March.
 
Mosaic tours and workshops, the chance to examine sumptuous fabrics used in vestments at the Drop-in tables in the South Transept - and even a meeting with Sir Christopher Wren himself were on offer.
 
Brand new BSL and Audio Described Tours were available via our Multimedia guides.
 
Visitor George Fielding said on Twitter: ' ... toured beautiful building ... Learnt bundles ...  Access = Education'
 
Read a visitor's review on Euan's Guide - the site by disabled people for disabled people.
 
The programme for the day is below.
 
Saturday 12 March 2016
Entry for anyone disabled and their helper/carer/friend free 
Accessible entry via North Transept from 9.45 am onwards
GETTING TO ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL ACCESSIBILITY OVERVIEW
 
CITY OF LONDON BLUE BADGE PARKING GUIDE
This year sees the second ever such day, organised by a group of disabled people, when the Cathedral is able to put people with all disabilities right at the heart of activities, both for sightseeing and worship.
 
9.45am North Transept doors open
10am Guided tour - lasts one and a half hours
10am Guided tour - one hour
10am Short Highlight Talk
10.30am Touch tour for people with vision impairments  - please book in advance via e-mail ljohnson@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
11am Mosaic tour & Workshop - please book in advance via email sspencer@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
11am Guided tour - lasts one and a half hours
11am  Short Highlight Talk
11.30am  Short Highlight Talk
11.30am Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)
Midday Guided tour - lasts one and a half hours
12.15pm Short Highlight Talk
12.30pm Short Highlight Talk
12.30pm Lunchtime Eucharist (all welcome to attend and receive Communion)
1pm Mosaic tour & Workshop -please book in advance via email sspencer@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
1pm Guided tour - lasts one and a half hours
1.30pm Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)
1.30pm Guided tour - one hour
1.30pm Touch tour for people with vision impairments  - please book in advance via e-mail ljohnson@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
1.30pm Short Highlight Talk
2pm Guided tour - lasts one and a half hours
2pm Guided tour - one hour
2.30pm Guided tour - one hour
3pm Guided tour - one hour
3pm Short Highlight Talk
3.15pm Short Highlight Talk
3.30pm Short Highlight Talk
4pm  Last entry for sightseeing
4.30pm Cathedral closes for sightseeing
5pm Choral Evensong, sung by the full Cathedral Choir
 
Guided tours, short talks,  Mosaic tours and Meet Sir Christopher Wren tours are designed for all people, regardless of ability or disability.
No booking is required to visit on the day, but if you are planning to come as a group of 6+ or would like to attend Evensong, please email Lynn Johnson - ljohnson@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
Lynn Johnson, Visits Manager at St Paul’s, said: “When Sir Christopher Wren was designing St Paul’s, the concept of accessibility was still centuries away. But in recent times, we have worked incredibly hard to be inclusive of all people and this Disabled Access Day will give us the chance to show people they should not be nervous or intimidated about visiting us, whether as a sightseer or worshipper.
 
“Building on the success of last year's first Disabled Access Day, we hope to be involved in this wonderful scheme for many years to come.”
 
The image shows young visitor William, age 10, who has brittle bones.