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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Abbey, £20

New Light on Old York

New Light on Old York


Did Shakespeare ever visit York? And if he did - what would York have looked like through his eyes? We will investigate Shakespeare’s early life and the intriguing connections with the city of York and King’s Manor. We will also explore Shakepeare’s York including Margaret Clitherow, King James I’s visit to the city in 1603 and an intriguing case in 1609 where a performance of a Shakespearean play resulted in gentry closely associated with the city being imprisoned for treason!

Part of York 800





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Map reference: SE 622506  Lat: 53.94778 Long: -1.05377

Buses that run from York City Centre to The University are Unibus number 44 and FirstYork number 4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from York station


Helen Briggs

01904 328473


University of York,
YO10 5DD


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system


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