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|Temporary closure of Stone and Golden Galleries|
|8:30am||Doors open for sightseeing|
|4:00pm||Last entry for sightseeing|
St Paul's marks Disabled Access Day with a series of tours and events
08 January 2015
People of all ages and with disabilities of any kind are being encouraged to visit St Paul's this January, as the Cathedral takes part in Disabled Access Day.
On the first day of its kind in the UK, landmarks, venues and attractions, including St Paul's, will put on special events and tours for children and adults throughout the day on Saturday, 17 January.
|Saturday, 17 January 2015|
|Doors open for sightseeing from 8.30am - 4pm|
|Entry for anyone disabled and their helper/carer/friend free all day|
|Entry at North Transept after 9.45am (before that, entry via main west end doors with accessible entrance via South Churchyard)|
|GETTING TO ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL|
|ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL ACCESSIBILITY OVERVIEW|
|ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL DETAILED ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE|
|CITY OF LONDON BLUE BADGE PARKING GUIDE|
St Paul’s has long been concerned about access for all, shown in its lifts, ramps, guided touch tours, audio description guides, British Sign Language multimedia tours, audio induction loop, the work of the Schools & Families department and the recent appointment of a new accessibility advisor.
But this day, organised by a group of disabled people, will give the Cathedral a chance to put people with all disabilities right at the heart of activities, both for sightseeing and worship.
|8.30am||Main west doors open for sightseeing (until 9.45am, accessible entry via South Churchyard)|
|9.45am||North Transept doors open|
|10.30am||Touch tour for those with visual impairments|
|11am||Majestic Mosaic tour and workshop for children (accompanied by adult)*|
|11am||Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)|
|12.30pm||Lunchtime Eucharist (all welcome to attend and receive Communion)|
|1pm||Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)|
|1.30pm||Majestic Mosaic tour and workshop for children (accompanied by adult)*|
|1.30pm||Touch tour for those with visual impairments|
|3pm||Meet Sir Christopher Wren tour for children (accompanied by adult)|
|4pm||Last entry for sightseeing|
|4.30pm||Cathedral closes for sightseeing|
|5pm||Choral Evensong, sung by the full Cathedral Choir|
|*Majestic Mosaics tours must be booked in advance by emailing Donna McDowell at email@example.com|
|Guided tours, short talks, Majestic 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 are intending to attend Evensong, please email Lynn Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
“We are truly excited about this special day and hope it’s something we can be involved with for many years to come.”