Information for Neurodivergent people
The museum includes a variety of sensory environments, some of which neurodiverse visitors may find difficult. You can use this sensory map to identify sensory-friendly spaces in the museum. The map also includes a suggested route round the museum. Please keep in mind that, as the museum’s building and exhibitions change regularly, parts of this map may not be up to date on the day of your visit. The temperature varies as you move through the museum and some spaces can be quite cold. You may want to bring extra layers of clothing to put on.
A physical copy of this map will also be available on the front desk of the museum.
Our new Sensory Bag can be borrowed from the reception desk. It contains resources and items that might support you on your visit, make your visit more enjoyable and help you keep calm as you explore. Please ask a member of staff if you would like to see the bag, find out more or borrow it. In advance of a visit you can call the museum to find out more and put the bag aside for your visit.
Included in the bag:
- Ear defenders (adjustable for both children and adults)
- Fidget toy
- Planet stress ball
- Plastic magnifying glass
- Sensory communication fan
- Soft toy to show around
- A sensory map of the museum
- A list of contents
The bag is free to borrow by signing them out at the main reception desk and leaving some form of ID as security (passport/driving licence/credit card). This is stored securely and returned when the bag is returned.
Ear defenders are available to borrow from the reception desk, just ask a member of staff.