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image for Art Gallery item typeThe John Russell Gallery

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Art Gallery, free entry


Mrs Jo Banthorpe

01473 212051


4-6 Wherry Lane,

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed


Free entry

Free entry to all


See location of The John Russell Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 168440  Lat: 52.05282 Long: 1.16064

By Road:
Leave A12/A14 following town centre route. Follow signs for University Campus Suffolk. 2 minutes walk from new UCS building.

By Public Transport:
From Ipswich station it is 10 minutes' walk to The John Russell Gallery, along the water font. 5 minutes walk from the town centre Park and Ride Terminal. Follow signs to 'Historic Waterfront'.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors


  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegan