Would you like to have a free guided tour around the new and exciting exhibits in the GNM:Hancock? Four free tours have been arranged for different groups who may need particular assistance to access and enjoy the Great Exhibition of the North.
- Wednesday 27 June, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
A tour for blind, partially sighted and visually impaired people with a tour guide who can give both description and information about the various exhibits as well as audio description as the tour takes place. Places must be booked in advance (details below) and bookings need to be received by no later than 12.00pm on Monday 25 June.
- Wednesday 4 July, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
A tour for people with learning disabilities or who consider themselves to be on the autistic spectrum. The tour guide will have received training in communicating with a wide range of people and will be able to answer most questions that may be posed about the exhibition. Places must be booked in advance (details below) and bookings need to be received by no later than 12.00pm on Monday 2 July.
- Tuesday 10 July, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
A tour for older people or those have dementia. The tour guide will be aware of specific communication and interpretation issues that older people may have and therefore the tour will cover as much of the exhibition as possible in the time available. This will mean people attending the tour will not feel rushed or hassled and can enjoy their museum visit fully. Places must be booked in advance (details below) and bookings need to be received by no later than 12.00pm on Friday 6 July.
- Wednesday 18 July, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
A tour for deaf people and those with significant hearing loss. The tour guide will have worked with communication support including BSL interpreters so will be fully aware of all related issues. Bookings must be received by no later than 12.00pm on Wednesday 4 July, to allow enough time to secure the services of any communication support including BSL interpreters.
Bookings can be made by via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 0191 277 2313.
There are up to 16 places available on each tour which includes support workers, guides or assistants. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Further information about the Great Exhibition of the North can be found here.