Science Musuem Accessible Newsletter: January

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Accessible Events in the new year!

Find out about all of the accessible events for both families and adults at the Science Museum

This newsletter contains all of your updates about our accessible programmes and one off events. This month, we have the first VIscovery day of 2019 and a one off private view of the The Sun: Living With Our Star.Upcoming Accessible Events


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VIscovery Day – Last few tickets!

Saturday 26 January | 10.30 – 16.00

The next VIscovery event for families with visually impaired, partially sighted or blind members will take place on Saturday 26 January 2019- don’t miss out! A few tickets are still available

Join us for a day filled with an explosive show, a stellar storytelling, a fun object handling session and much more!

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

If you have any questions, please email the Family Programmes team or call 02079424086.Book now for VIscovery

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Sun Relaxed Private View

Wednesday 23 January | 18.30-21.00

On Wednesday 23 January, we’re hosting an after-hours relaxed view of our latest exhibition, The Sun: Living With Our Star, exclusively for people living with Tourette’s Syndrome. Tickets are £7 and children under 16 go free.

This is a great opportunity for people living with Tourette’s Syndrome and their families to enjoy a relaxed private view of the Science Museum’s most recent blockbuster exhibition. Find out more


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Events in BSL at Lates

Wednesday 30 January | 18.45  – 20.45

19.00 -19.30 |  Workshop: Chinese New Year

Join us for the first Lates of 2019 as we celebrate Chinese New Year. Get hands on in this workshop and discover different New Year traditions to take home with you. Presented by John Wilson.

20.15 – 20.45 | Interpreted talk: The Chinese Space Programme

Karl Bergquist from the European Space Agency will present the rise of the Chinese space programme. China is becoming one of the leaders in space, both for launchers and exploration of the universe. 

These events are for visitors ages 18+.Book now for events at Lates

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Early Birds – Save the date

Sunday 17 March | 08.00-11.00     

Early Birds is a sensory friendly morning for families with children (ages 4 -15) who need a quieter environment to enjoy the museum.

The next Early Birds will be all about The Sun: Living With Our Star. There will be open access to the new exhibition and interactive spaces like The Garden and Wonderlab: the Equinor Gallery. As well as a chance to explore the museum, there will be lots of fun workshops and activities all about the star of our solar system that will take place until 11.00. Booking opens on 15 February 2019.

If you have any questions, please email us.Early Birds webpage


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Power UP returns

Sign up to get priority booking access to our relaxed session

We’re excited to announce our hands-on gaming event, Power UP, will be back in April 2019. We will also be bringing back our hugely popular sensory friendly session, where you’ll be able to play more than 160 consoles, from retro arcade standards through to the latest in VR technology, in a quieter environment.

You can sign up now to get priority booking access to tickets by clicking here.Power UP website