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 visits 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

We have two Learning and Engagement Officers working at the museum. They 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 – The Powell-Cotton Museum
Fiona Moore, Learning and Engagement Officer – The Powell-Cotton Museum

Emma-Jayne Hamlington

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens

Fiona Moore

Learning and Engagement Officer

Powell-Cotton Museum Quex House and Gardens