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Themed sessions for neurodiverse visitors of all ages
May 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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May 30
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Free sessions developed with Autism Berkshire

Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life recently launched ‘Museums, My Way’, a new series of sessions for neurodiverse visitors of all ages.

These sessions, developed with Autism Berkshire, provide a safe environment to explore the museums at times when they are usually closed to the public or are less busy. There are facilitated activities on themes inspired by the museums’ collections, and a quiet break-out space. Siblings, families, carers and friends are all welcome.

This session will be on the theme of ‘Biscuits and Food’ and will include:

  • reduced volume of gallery interactive sounds
  • sensory backpacks and ear defenders
  • break out spaces
  • themed facilitated hands-on activity
  • themed gallery trail

All activities are optional and you can visit at any point within the event times.

Advance notice

The next session will take place at Reading Museum on Wednesday 11th June 2022, 3-5 pm.

‘Museums, My Way’ is part of The MERL and Reading Museum’s Arts Council funded programme, Museums Partnership Reading.

Learn about The MERL’s focus for 2022
CARE: highlighting how we take care of rural heritage, the countryside’s future, and each other 

Museums Partnership Reading.