Museums & galleries to add to your ‘must visit’ list…
You’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re planning to visit a museum or gallery this Disabled Access Day, as over 30 have already signed up to take part and there are still two months left to go. So whatever it is that floats your boat, from modern art to social history, there’s bound to be something that will interest you! Take a look at just some of our favourite events going on at museums and galleries on Disabled Access Day:
The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden
The Roald Dahl Museum is located in the Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden, where Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. The museum has three fun and interactive galleries to explore, as well as a craft room, café and shop. On Disabled Access Day, the museum will be offering BSL signed talks about Roald Dahl's life as well as signed storytelling from Revolting Rhymes. Visitors will also be able to try out 'Signly', the museum's exciting new signed content app.
Cutty Sark, London
Come aboard the world's only surviving tea clipper and discover what life was like on the legendary 19th Century ship. The record breaking sailing ship has a fascinating history, having travelled the world and visited every single major port. On Disabled Access Day, the Cutty Sark will be offering BSL tour and audio described tours, as well as other activities such as crafts and storytelling.
People's History Museum, Manchester
The People's History Museum in Manchester is all about ideas that are worth fighting for. You can travel through time and meet the revolutionaries, workers, voters and citizens who fought the battle for the ballot. But the museum thinks that disability is under represented in the exhibitions and so is inviting people on Disabled Access Day to see how they could improve their collections and displays.
So if you live in Manchester and have been involved in any campaigns, have some archive materials you'd like to share or would like to make your voice heard over a cup of tea and biscuit, the People's History Museum is where you should go!
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea tells the story of over 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation. Learn about the role Wales played in the industrial revolution, and its enormous effect on people’s lives throughout Wales and across the world. The museum features cutting-edge interactive technology, 100 audio visual exhibits and 36 state of the art interactive displays.
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
The Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling is more than just an art gallery. As well as art exhibitions, the centre offers live comedy, dance, drama, music and opera, a cinema programme, and an inclusive drama class for adults with additional support needs. On Disabled Access Day, they will be showing off their venue with a behind the scenes tour (booking essential take a look at their event listing for more information), and kids can get involved with an inclusive visual art workshop for 5-12 year olds.
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
City Art Centre in Edinburgh houses one of the most impressive collections of Scottish art. On Disabled Access Day, the gallery will be offering a series of tours of its exhibition ‘The Artist and the Sea’, which explores representations of the sea in both historic and contemporary Scottish art. Tours will be setting off at 10am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, and booking ahead is essential.
And this only just scratches the surface of what’s going on! Remember to check out the Disabled Access Day website to find out what’s happening near you on March 12th.