Autism-Friendly Opening

A relaxed morning opening for families in a quiet environment.

Visit the Museum and explore the collections is a relaxed and quiet environment. On the day there will be specimen handling from taxidermy and sea life to insects and fossils and visitors are invited to touch and handle these. There will also be some make and take activities as well as Museum experts on hand to answer any questions.

Or if you just want to have a look around the Museum will be open and ready to be explored. The Museum café will be opening and serving hot and cold drinks as well as a few breakfast options and cakes. You are welcome to eat your own picnic in the café. Quiet zones are also available.

More information will be emailed to attendees a week prior to the event to help you to prepare for your visit, including a map of where things will be on the day, as well as photographs.

Please note that although this is a relaxed opening there may still be noises in the Museum so please bring along ear protectors if required.

Free, but must book.

To book, email: