Age Friendly Museum Network

22 Sep 2015 2:37 PM | Justine McLaughlin

Do you live in a sheltered or care home?

Fancy a day out at the British Museum?

Age Friendly Museums Day

Saturday 3rd October 2015

10.30am – 3.30pm

The Age Friendly Museums Network will be celebrating Age Friendly Museums Day at the British Museum. We invite local Care Homes or sheltered homes to bring their residents for an exciting day out.

Who is this day for? We particularly welcome those who are keen to visit the museum for the first time or who would like the opportunity to return and enjoy revisiting favourite objects.  

Can the British Museum help our residents? The British Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and has a range of resources for visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing visitors.  You can reserve wheelchairs and borrow stools to sit on. Our staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to support you and your carers.

Can I bring relatives and carers? Carers and relatives will  be welcomed to provide extra support and to share in the fun. One relative per resident though please.

Is there disabled parking?  Yes, you will need to pre arrange this with us, but you can park in front of the main entrance.

Venue: The Clore Education Centre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG

Time: from 10.30 until 3.30pm

Lunch: Visitors are requested to bring a picnic lunch. Refreshments will be provided

Activities: The day will include object handling sessions with our Community Partnerships team and volunteers. There will also be group visits to the Age of Enlightenment gallery, Egyptian Sculpture and Greek galleries including the Parthenon Galleries or North America & Mexico rooms. Not forgetting the visit to the shop.

How do I get involved? Book early as places are limited. Email Jane Turner:  jturner@britishmuseum.org . Why not sign up to the Age Friendly Museums Network to get to know about museums and older people in your area. Simply follow the link   http://eepurl.com/_Kbev

 



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