Nemo Science Centre

Nemo Science Centre

2014-04-15 door Veroniek Maat

General information
NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind. Everything in NEMO is connected to science and technology. Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works. After a visit to NEMO, you will know why bridges are so strong, what you will look like in 30 years, why you look so much like your parents, how to purify water, what happens when you kiss, how lightning and satellites work and much more. In other words, a day at NEMO is a pretty smart thing to do!

Accessibility
NEMO Science Centre is very accessible for all. The elevator can take you anywhere in the museum. Employees are happy to assist and guide you through the museum. NEMO also has a big roof terrace which is accessible by stairs if your not going into the museum. If you can not take the stairs, you can only get on the roof terrace by entering the museum. From the restaurant and onto the roof terrace is a small barrier.

Entrance

Is the entrance on ground floor? no
If the entrance is not on ground level, does it have a ramp? yes
Does the entrance door open automatically? yes
Does the entrance have a turning door? no
Does the entrance have a regular door? no

Lobby

Is the lobby spacious with a turning circle of at least 150 cm? yes
Is the whole lobby on one level without any stairs of steps? yes
Does the lobby have seats? yes
Are there any obstacles in the lobby? no
Does the lobby have an adapted toilet? yes
What is the height of the reception or ticket desk? 130 cm

Levels

Does the museum have an elevator? yes
What is the width of the entrance door? 90 cm
Is the turning circle to the elevator at least 150 cm? no
Does the elevator have an alarm? yes

Exhibition room(s)

Is the exhibition room spacious enough for wheelchair users (turning circle of at least 150cm)? yes

Auditorium

What is the width of the entrance to the auditorium? 90 cm
Does the auditorium have space reserved for people using a wheelchair? yes
Does the auditorium have a hearing loop? no

Sanitary

How many adapted toilets does the museum have? 3
Do the toilets have support rails? yes
Do the toilets have an adapted sink? yes
Do the toilets have a space of at least 80 cm on one side? yes

Facilities

Does the museum have audiotours? no
Does the museum have wheelchairs for rent? yes
Does the museum have walkers for rent? no
Are there any disability parking spots available within 100 meters from the museum? yes

Additional accessibility information

Can a person with disability take at least one person assisting into the museum for free? no
Is it neccesary to request accessibility services in advance? no
Are seeing eye dogs and guide dogs allowed inside? yes

Notes
NEMO Science Centre can be reached from Central Station and from the Prins Hendrikkade. Because of constructions, the streets towards the science centre are not barrier free. Some steep but small hills and some bumps have to be faced.

 

 

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Veroniek Maat

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