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Jewel Tower will open on the 19 May. Tickets will go on sale as soon as we have more details about our opening arrangements. We'll update this page when we have more information to share.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingWater is available upon request at the shop on the ground floor.Wheelchair AccessThere is a bonded gravel slope for wheelchair access at the side gate, and a portable ramp available for the front door due to a small step (although this is rarely required). The coffee shop and gift shop are both fully accessible, however the second floor exhibition can only be reached by climbing a narrow spiral staircase.Entrance / Set DownUnfortunately, due to the location of the site, there is no space to stop and set down next to the entrance.OnSite TransportNoLift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere is seating within the coffee shop, on the second floor of the tower and also outside the building.Pathways Surface And GradientsThere is a bonded gravel slope for wheelchair access at the side gate and the rest of the exterior is covered with York stone paving slabs, which can be uneven at points.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesNoDog Bowl and ToiletingWater is available upon request at the shop on the ground floor.Handling ObjectsNoAudio ToursNoSite ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingWater is available upon request at the shop on the ground floor.Induction LoopsYes
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesNoHandling ObjectsNoBasic Language Audio ToursNoEasy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialA book is available in larger lettering.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterAn empty moat surrounds two sides of the building.Trip HazardThere is a small raised (1ft) wall surrounding the empty moat, as well as a number of uneven/hidden steps within the tower.Slip HazardThe paving slabs at the site entrance can become slippery when wet.Steep StairsThe second floor of the tower can only be reached by a spiral staircase of roughly 40 steps.Uneven GroundThe site's exterior is covered with York stone paving slabs, which can be uneven at points.