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VIscovery Days

VIscovery days enable families with members who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind to enjoy events around the Museum that are specially designed for them.

These days take place a few times a year and usually include an audio-described show, object handling and immersive storytelling. The events are free and booking is required.

The next VIscovery event for visitors who are partially sighted or blind will take place on Saturday 15 September 2018—bookings are now open. 

To receive more information about this event, email Family Programmes or call 02079424086.

Events are free but spaces are limited. Please book each event and time slot you would like to attend separately. Times and details are as follows:

Scheduled dates

Up, Up and Away (storytelling)

Time: 10.30–11.15 
Age: 5–7 only

Have you been told you’ve got your head in the clouds? Join us on a high-flying adventure to find out how humans have tried to fly in this fun interactive storytelling. Then get creative and design your very own paper aeroplane. 

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Engineer it! (show)

Time:
11.00–12.00
15.00–16.00
Age: 7+

Uncover the marvels of engineering through the ages in our exciting live show. Discover how some amazing inventions have changed our everyday lives and what’s in store for the future.

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Robo-racers (workshop)

Time:
11.00–11.45 (ages 7+)
12.15–13.00 (ages 5–7)
13.15–14.00 (ages 7+)
Age: See above

On your marks, get set, build! In this workshop, you’ll create your own motorised machine that will wiggle its way around. You’re in for a bumpy ride!

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Touching Futures (Session with RNIB)

Time:
12.15–13.15 (ages: 7+)
13.30–14.15 (ages: 5–7)
14.30–15.30 (ages: 7+)
Age: See above

Join the RNIB, the UK's leading sight loss charity, for a hands-on and interactive session as they share some exciting innovations with you. Learn more about one of the world's first fully accessible TVs, try out some amazing devices and discover why the new £10 note is so impressive. Learn more at the RNIB website.

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