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
  • Storybooks
  • '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.

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