This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair
The front entrance to The Tetley is up a flight of stone steps, and has a tight revolving door. However, the rear entrance that overlooks the car park has wide, automatic doors that are relatively lightweight to open if the button has broken (they have technical difficulties with it every so often). Inside the floor is smooth with plenty of space to move around, and the reception desk is low down conversing with the receptionist is easy. The event spaces are also equally accessible. The bar and shop area is a little tight to navigate, but it is possible to pass between tables with care. There is a terrace outside, but some of the tables are on a grass bank with a step up onto it, so cannot be reached from a wheelchair. The lift up to the gallery floor is to the right of the accessible doors, and is wide with plenty of room to turn around freely, and a mirror mounted on the wall opposite the doors allows visibility even when reversing out of the lift. The doors onto the gallery floor are wide, automatic doors. The galleries are all level access, although the doorways can be a little narrow. Depending on the exhibition some of the rooms can be dimly lit, making it difficult to see obstacles, particularly for those with a visual impairment. I recommend having someone with you just in case. Disabled toilets are available on the ground and second floors, although I’m not sure if either of these has full changing facilities available. There is a large car park with smooth walkways and abundant disabled parking at the back of The Tetley, and a taxi drop-off point, as well as being only a relatively short distance from the train station and nearest bus stop.
Transport & Parking
The car park has plenty of disabled parking bays, and there are a few nearby bus stops and taxi drop off points.
Well thought out and easy to move around.
Spacious, but lacking full changing facilities.
Extremely friendly and accommodating.