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We’re Fantastic For Families!
The Level doors are open to everyone and our year-round programme of exhibitions and events are designed to suitable for all ages. We want your visit to be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible so this information will help plan your trip to our quiet corner of the Derbyshire Dales.
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Welcome to Level
The Level doors are open to everyone and we want your visit to be as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
Before you come…
We have a year-round programme of events and exhibitions so there’s always something to pop in and see while you’re in the area. Sometimes we’re out and about on community projects, so it’s always best to either make a booking or get in touch to find out if the building is open before you make a special journey to see us.
We have a Sensory Map and Visual Story on our Access For All page to help prepare for your visit.
We usually have a visual art exhibition and a digital installation for you to see, but we also have creative events and open days for you to get involved.
For most exhibitions we recommend booking in advance, even if it’s a free event. This allows you to have sole use of the exhibition space so that you can share the experience with just your own group. Booking slots are usually for an hour and are bookable Monday-Friday, 10am – 4pm.
If we think it’s necessary, we publish age guidance for events on the website, but usually events are suitable for all. If you need further information please get in touch at: email@example.com or call: 01629 734848 and we’ll try and help.
There’s a free public car park on Old Station Close, just as you turn off the A6 in Rowsley. The road round to Level is an un-adopted road so can be a bit rough in places.
If you need an accessible parking space, follow the road round to the left and park in front of the Level Centre building.
When you arrive…
We have automatic doors which can be accessed by a push pad on the right of the main entrance.
Cloakroom and Buggy Storage:
Although we don’t have any specific cloakroom facilities, we have a wide accessible corridor and plenty of space for you to bring buggies into the building.
We have sofas and chairs available if you need to sit for a while. If you would like a chair taking into one of our exhibition spaces just let us know.
The lights in the digital exhibition space are often dimmed, especially if there are projections as part of the event. You can access the doors at any point or leave the door open a bit if that’s more comfortable for you.
There are two gender-neutral accesible toilets just off the main corridor and another outside toilet for participants using the art block across the courtyard.
We don’t have specific baby changing unit, but we have a height adjustable shower bed in the changing room that can be used as a changing facility.
Food and drink:
We don’t sell food and drink at Level, but there are a number of outlets that sell refreshments across the road at Peak Village. There’s also a small general store attached to the Post Office in Rowsley that sells homemade cakes and sandwiches, drinks and ice creams. They also have a charming outside seating area for when the sun is shining.
If you want to feed your baby, please ask a member of staff and they will find a quiet space for you.
There’s always a first aider in the building, please ask a member of staff if you have any issues.
After your visit…
We keep any lost property for three months, so if you get home and find you have lost something please get in touch.
What else to do in the area:
Level is in the quiet village of Rowsley, right on the edge of the stunning Peak District national park. The nearest towns are Bakewell, famous for it’s pudding, five miles to the north, and Matlock six miles to the south. The spa town of Buxton with it’s Georgian architecture and the market town of Chesterfield are both a 25 minute drive away. The spectacular Chatsworth House and parkland is just round the corner and Haddon Hall, a well known film location, is five minutes down the road.
More information about what there is to see and do in the area can be found on the Visit Peak District website.
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Find out more:
We’re a friendly bunch, so please just ask if there’s anything at all we can do to make you feel more comfortable.
If you have any suggestions about how we can improve your experience of visiting Level we’d love to hear from you, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Access For All
Find out more about our access at Level Centre including our access statement and sensory story.
Read more about our current exhibitions, installations and events at Level, online and beyond
LEVEL Arts Centre, Old Station Close, Rowsley, DE4 2EL