City of Melville

Wireless Hill Telecommunication Museum, Ardross


Summary
  • A small museum within Wireless Hill Reserve displaying historic telecommunication equipment, with some interactive displays at sitting height
  • Picnic and play ground within the park including a Liberty Swing
  • Ramp access to the front entrance with wheelchair access through the display areas
  • Two accessible parking bays and a unisex accessible toilet close by
Location (View Map)
Almondbury Road, Ardross, WA 6153 Australia (In the Wireless Hill Reserve)
Opening Hours
  • Open by appointment. Ring the local history officer who will open up the museum on request.
Telephone
  • City of Melville History Officer - 08 9364 0158

Closest accessible parking

  • Two accessible parking bays in the carpark closest to the museum and toilets.
    Bays are on level bitumen and identified with ground markings. The rest of the parking area has unmarked bays.
    Bays are 2.9 and 2.3 metres wide and 5 metres long.
  • Vehicle access from: Almondbury Road
  • Pedestrian access: Level access from the bays to a wide level path leading to the museum.
Accessible parking bays
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External access and entrance
  • Access is on paving from the parking and picnic facilities to a paved courtyard outside the museum.
  • A ramp to the door is 3 metres long, 1 metre wide with a gradient of 1:14 and a handrail on one side. Alternatively there are 2 steps. There is a wide landing at the entrance door.
  • The double entrance door is 82cm wide with one door open. The door is opened by staff.
Entrance ramp and door
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Internal area
  • There is sufficient space for people using wheelchairs and walking aids to move between displays. A room at the rear has a small step at the door, held open.
  • The floor is carpeted and some interactive displays are at sitting height.
  • The counter is 1 metre high.
Counter Interactive displays Displays with information signs Path through displays
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Signage, customer displays and customer information
  • The outside of the building has large signs in good colour contrast.
  • Display signs are generally easy to read with many signs at sitting height.

Toilet: Wireless Hill Reserve Unisex Accessible Toilet

  • Gender: Unisex
  • Availability: Daily 24 hours.
  • Customer use only: Public use toilet.
  • Signage: The symbol of access is on the outside wall and toilet door.
  • External access: From the front of the building across the paved courtyard to the wide path around the toilet block.
  • Toilet door: Directly off the outside path. The door is 85cm wide with a lever handle and large lock. The door is easy to open and has no closer.
  • Pan height: 42cm
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 78cm
  • Lighting: On at all times.
Toilet block Toilet door Toilet pan Basin Toilet diagram
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Information collected by: City of Melville

Care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information however no guarantee is given that the facility is fully accessible. Please advise the You're Welcome WA coordinator at the Disability Services Commission of any access changes since publication.