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    Changing Places are an organisation that install accessible toilets in public venues to allow everyone to be able to use the toilet facilities with ease. Changing Place’s mission is to make sure everyone can use a changing facility hygienically and with dignity.

    They are hoping for their facilities to be in places such as shopping centres, hospitals, public transport hotspots, and leisure centres. Read on to discover the many Changing Places toilets located in Newcastle.

    St. James’ Park

    The famous St. James’ Park in the heart of Newcastle is the home of Newcastle United Football Club and boasts over a 50,000 capacity for fans. Often called ‘the castle on the hill’ by locals, the park is situated next to the junction of Gallowgate and opposite the famous Strawberry pub. St. James’ Park has worked with Changing Places to make sure that everyone feels welcome and can enjoy the football comfortably. The stadium has installed accessibility toilets in the Milburn and East stands for both home and away fans and has designated places for people with accessibility requirements. To find out more information on accessibility at St. James Park, visit their accessibility page here.

    Discovery Museum

    The Discovery Museum in Newcastle first started in 1934 and was the first science-based museum outside of London. Currently, the museum is in Blandford House in Newcastle city centre, in the old Co-operative Wholesale Society building. The museum focusses on the history of the city and its roots in science, sea and technology throughout time, offering a wide range of events and workshops for families.The Discovery Museum has three accessible toilets on the ground, second and fourth floor, as well as lifts and wheelchairs for visitors to use, ensuring everyone who visits has a comfortable and enjoyable experience. To read more on the accessibility of the Discovery Museum, visit their accessibility page here.

    Newcastle City Library

    The impressive city library in Newcastle, located in the Charles Avison building, is a modern design with huge windows making it an attractive place for studying and reading alike. The library is six stories high with a café, viewing platform and performance space for the public to enjoy. As well as a huge range of reading material, the library also has free Wi-Fi and borrowing hublets. The library also has accessibility features such as a Changing Places toilet located on the second floor of the building with level access close to the lift. For more information click here.

    The Life Science Centre

    The Life Science Centre in Newcastle brings forward science-based exhibitions for all ages in an engaging and interactive way. The Life Science Centre is a public and corporate place for collaboration where researchers and businesses work in leading pioneering research for both Newcastle and the world. . As well as providing fun and educational activities for the public, the Life Science Centre also prides itself on its excellent accessibility features. There is a Changing Places toilet on the ground floor as well as wheelchair access to all floors. These facilities make the Life Science Centre a great place to bring large groups of people with unlimited access to all it has to offer. For more information about the Life Centre’s accessibility click here.

    The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

    The Glasshouse International Centre for Music is an internationally recognised music and conference venue located over the river in Gateshead. Welcoming millions of visitors every year, The Glasshouse is committed to bringing music and learning to everyone. Opening in 2004, The Glasshouse’s architecture is made from glass and steel, making it stand out in the landscape which overlooks the Quayside. As well as gender neutral toilets, there is a Changing Place toilet equipped with hoist, changing table and shower, making The Glasshouse International Centre for Music accessible for all to enjoy. For more information about The Glasshouse's accessibility click here.

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