Sanctuary

Your Visit

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Miners’ Welfare Park
Coventry Road
Bedworth
West Midlands
CV12 8NN

Entrance to the site is via the Coventry Road entrance. Find Sanctuary via what3words: ///bumpy.poppy.staple




Opening Times

Sanctuary is to open visitors from Saturday 21– Friday 27 May, 12:00-20:00 and Saturday 28 May, 10:00-13:30

Sanctuary will be set alight at sunset, approximately 21:00, on the evening of Saturday 28 May. Doors will open at 19:00.

The site will not be open from 14:00 on Saturday 28 May. It will re-open at 19:00 for the burn. 


Parking

We strongly encourage visitors to Sanctuary to arrive on foot, by bicycle or public transport. There is no parking on-site or in the vicinity.

If coming by car is unavoidable, please note that parking is extremely limited, there is likely to be considerable congestion around Bedworth town centre at peak times throughout the event, and car users are likely to be subject to significant delays.

If you have accessible parking requirements, please contact access@artichoke.uk.com


Access

Access to the artwork

Sanctuary is situated on top of a mound at the Miners Welfare Park. It is an outdoor park without covering and the terrain will be uneven.

Wheelchair users can use the concrete path to access the structure. The path follows the perimeter of the park and has an 8% gradient to get to the top. There will be volunteers onsite who can help if you require assistance.

 

Accessible viewing platform

During the burn on the 28 May, you can view the sculpture from below the mound.

There are two accessible viewing areas. Please look out for the signs.

  • Miners Welfare Play Park, close to the skatepark
  • At the bottom of the Sanctuary structure, accessed via the path

Distances

The distance from Bedworth train station to the Bedworth Leisure Centre is 10-minute walk

The distance from Bedworth Leisure Centre to the Sanctuary site is a 5-minute walk up hill.

 

Accessible parking

During the week Sanctuary is open to the public (21 – 27 May) there is accessible parking available at Miners Welfare Car Park near to the Leisure Centre. This is general parking and is not managed by Artichoke.

On the night of the burn  only (28 May) accessible parking will need to be pre-booked through Artichoke.

If you are a Blue Badge holder, please email access@artichoke.uk.com to obtain an accessible parking permit for the Miners Welfare Car Park. Please be aware we have limited spaces available.

 

Accessible toilets

We are providing accessible toilets on the night of the burn only. The toilets will be located towards the bottom of the mound close to the artwork.

 

Accessible tours

We are providing accessible tours of Sanctuary on the 26 and 27 May.

To book your place on a free access tour, please complete our online form.

A member of the Participation team will be in contact to confirm your place.

If you are unable to fill out the online form or have any queries, please contact us at participation@artichoke.uk.com



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