All of our schools’ workshops are adaptable for SEND learners. Please contact us to discuss your requirements so we can ensure that your students have a valuable visit tailored to their needs. We have answered some key questions below which may be useful for SEND learners. For details of the content of the school workshops available, general questions and answers and risk assessments, policy & resources, please visit our school visits page.

Can I make a special familiarisation visit to make a plan?

We are happy to welcome you to the museum to help you plan for your visit. Please get in touch and we will arrange a time and date.

Is there an accessible toilet?

Yes, we have one wheelchair accessible toilet available in the museum building. Dimensions and measurements are all available in our accessibility guide.

Is there a quiet space we can use?

Yes, please speak to your workshop leader who will show you where there is a quiet space available.

Can we access outdoor space easily?

We have extensive gardens to the rear of the museum building and you are welcome to break away from the rest of the group and access them at any time during your visit.

Talk to our Learning Team

Our Learning and Engagement Officers are passionate about making visits valuable for SEND audiences and regularly attend CPD courses, workshops and forums for all aspects of museum-based learning. When you contact our learning team you will talk to:

Emma-Jayne Hamlington, Learning and Engagement Officer 
Alison Day, Learning and Engagement Officer
Janice Le Corney, Learning and Engagement Officer

Emma-Jayne Hamlington

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Alison Day

Alison Day

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Janice Le Corney

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Beautiful frosty mornings
2022 Roundup! This was our year of trying new things; events, tours, experiences and ways of opening. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through volunteering, visiting and donating. 
2023 will be another year of change, growing on our successes and making some of the physical changes we’ve been preparing along with new events and experiences. There’s a lot to look forward to! 
We will be open tomorrow, January 1st, 11-3 and then we reopen regularly for the season on Saturday 11th February.
We’re glad to say that we were included in the ‘Digital Benin’ project, which seeks to present Benin’s rich cultural and historical heritage, preserving it for future generations of Benin / Ido people. This website has many special features, including male and female audio, Edo designation of objects and an interactive map featuring the historical landmarks of the Benin Kingdom. View at digitalbenin.org

Image: Brass box, shaped like a fish, finished. Purchased in Benin City on 30/01/1931.