The Tank Museum is launching a series of Quiet Mornings to support visitors with sensory needs, starting 26 March.
Visitors can explore the story of tanks and their crews, and the world’s best collection of tanks in a quiet, calm environment. All sounds and interactives will be turned off between the hours of 9 and 11 on the Quiet Morning dates.
These Quiet Mornings have been designed for adults and children with autism; adults living with dementia; and visitors with sensory needs or who may prefer a more relaxed experience.
Visitor Experience General Manager Rosanna Dean said: “As part of our accessibility and inclusion programme at the Museum, we are delighted to offer Quiet Mornings to promote a quiet experience for visitors with sensory processing needs.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors who will be able to enjoy our incredible exhibits in a relaxed environment.”
At 1100 on Quiet Mornings sounds will be switched back on, but visitors are welcome to remain in the Museum for as long as they like. Annual Passes and memberships are valid for these dates.
The Museum has also developed a sensory backpack for children with neurodivergence and special educational needs. Sensory packs will be available to borrow free of charge every day from 26 March.