North Down Museum Launch Visitor Sensory Packs!
North Down Museum is pleased to launch its Sensory Packs! These SEND-friendly packs will be available to borrow from museum reception and are filled with items to support a calm and enjoyable experience at the museum.
Children and adults can make use of the ear defenders, fidget toys, journey boards, and more, to explore North Down Museum at their own pace. The bags are even colour-coded, and each coloured bag contains different objects and activities. Visitors can select a different coloured bag each time they visit and can have a completely different educational encounter each time.
Speaking about the Sensory Packs, The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour said: “I am delighted that the museum is now offering this sensory support to its visitors, making a trip to the museum accessible for all and providing those with sensory processing needs a fun and enjoyable learning experience.”
Arlene Matthews, Manager at North Down Museum said: “We are proud to launch our latest accessibility initiative and show our commitment to providing a high-quality inclusive service to our visitors, creating a safe and fun learning environment for all members of our community.”
North Down Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm and Sundays 12noon – 4pm.
The bags will be available from museum reception from Saturday 21st October.
Admission is free.
The Mayor of Ards and North Down, Councillor Jennifer Gilmour and Ruth Verner, Education Officer at North Down Museum pictured with the museum’s recently launched Sensory Packs. The SEND-friendly packs are available to borrow from museum reception and are filled with items to support a calm and enjoyable experience at the museum.