Sensory backpacks now available in Hunterian Museum
Issued: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:00:00 BST
The Hunterian is delighted to announce that there are now two sensory backpacks available to use during visits to the museum. The backpacks contain a variety of different items to help support the experience of visitors with sensory needs.
Each backpack contains:
- Ear Defenders
- Fidget Toys
- 'What to expect at the Hunterian Museum' booklet
- Magnifying Glass
- ‘I Want’ sheet
- PECS* specific to the Museum (*Picture Exchange Communication System)
The backpacks are available from the Hunterian Museum reception for visitors that require one.
This new initiative follows the development of an Autism-friendly pre-visit visual resource developed by a Museum Studies (MSc) student, Aimee Fletcher, with the aim of making the Hunterian Museum more accessible to visitors who would benefit from having more pre-visit information available.