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.
Our accessibility statement is available here
Our gardens have concrete pathways however tree roots have made them bumpy in places and moss can make them slippery. Please take care whilst walking in the gardens. We have a full accessibility statement available
If you have a suggestion on how we can improve accessibility, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I make a 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.
What else can we do?
What’s in the Box? We are excited to offer our new loan boxes to primary and secondary schools in the local area. You may be interested in our box called Safari Stories.
We have kept this box as open as possible to create play and discovery at any age or level. It is for everyone to have fun making stories about animals from across Africa. The loans box contains soft toys, smell boxes, animal puzzles, animal sounds and rubbing blocks. We have included information about the animals and how they eat, their travel and their habitats. There are also suggested activities to get you started in your story journey, and how you might use some of the resources in the box for creative play and learning.
Curriculum Links: Science and Investigation; Life Processes & Living Things; Animals
Our Loans Box page is here
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