A Special Relaxed Opening for Autism at Bodmin Keep!

A Special Relaxed Opening for Autism at Bodmin Keep!

On 4th August 2019 from 10am – 12pm, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum at Bodmin Keep is holding a special ‘relaxed opening’ specially for people with autism or sensory processing disorders.  It’s a special event where the museum opens its doors, so visitors can enjoy the museum at its quietest and at their own pace, with specially-designed hands-on activities.


Museum Director Mary Godwin said:

We’re really keen to welcome people to the museum who may need additional help to enjoy their visit.  Our autism-friendly events such as this special opening are a great way to welcome new people.’


There will be a special Spy themed craft activity, historic object handling and a sensory room available to make this an extra special museum visit. The event runs at a flexible pace, so visitors can get involved in activities if they wish to do so, or they can simply take in the collections and enjoy the spaces in their own way.


“A few small changes make all the difference for some of our visitors – we work with a great team who help us to make the space more accessible from replacing the hand-dryers with hand towels to turning off music and TV screens in the museum – visitors get the same great experience but with a few thoughtful adaptations such as our pop-up sensory space and special object handling sessions so that everyone can get enjoy getting closer to history.

Verity Anthony – Visitor Experience & Collections Manager


People who would like to find out more about the event or discuss their particular needs can contact the museum on 01208 72810 or email info@cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org
For more information, downloadable pre-visit guides and booking links, please visit the museum’s website – https://cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org/event/5179/

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