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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.

Activities

THE CASE OF THE MISSING PARROT

Join us on an incredible adventure to find out what happened to Penny the Parrot. Solve clues as we travel across the lands and sail the seas in this fun, interactive storytelling. Help us bring Penny the Parrot back to safety!
Ages: 5–7
Duration: 60 mins
Location: Lecture Theatre  

SECRET SIGNALS—MORSE CODE WORKSHOP 

Delve into the marvellous world of Morse code. In this interactive session you'll discover more about signals and secrets and make your own Morse code accessory to take home. 
Ages: 5–7, 7–10, 10–14
Duration: 60 mins
Location: Basement Studio 

TOP SECRET EXPERIENCE

Let exhibition curator Liz Bruton take you on an interactive tour of our Top Secret Exhibition. Prepare to discover stories of code-breaking, ciphers and secret communications from ancient times to the present. 
Ages: 7–10, 10–14
Duration: 60 mins
Location: Top Secret Exhibition  

RAISE THE ALARM! 

Burglars beware! Join us in this hands-on workshop to have a go at creating circuits, making your own burglar alarm and keeping your favourite object safe and secure. 
Ages: 7–10, 10–14
Duration: 60 mins
Location: The Academy (former Information Age Studio)

Tickets and booking

When booking your ticket, select only the number of visually impaired children in your family and their age. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult and other family members are welcome.

To book your ticket, please select one of the three options detailed below—all events are free, but places are limited.

Book option 1—ages 5-7, includes the following activities:

12.00–13.00: The Case of the Missing Parrot (storytelling)
13.30–14.30: Secret Signals (workshop) 

Book option 2—ages 7-10, includes the following activities:

11.00–12.00: Raise the Alarm! (workshop) 
12.15–13.15: Top Secret Experience (Interactive tour)
14.45–15.45: Secret Signals (workshop)

Book option 3—ages 10-14 includes the following activities:

12.15–13.15: Secret Signals (workshop)
13.45–14.45: Raise the Alarm! (workshop)
15.00–16.00: Top Secret Experience (interactive tour)