Tuesday 10 April
Relaxed early opening: 9.30-10am
Relaxed animal handling sessions: 10am, 10.15am, 10.30am and 10.45am.
FREE but online booking required. You'll need to book separate places for the early opening and animal handling if you wish to do both - https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/autism-friendly-early-opening
On Tuesday 10 April the Great North Museum: Hancock will be opening 30 minutes earlier than usual at 9.30am. This early opening is an opportunity for people to visit at a quieter time and is aimed at our visitors with autism, learning disabilities or sensory and communication disorders, along with their families and carers.
There will be the opportunity to visit our special exhibition The Heart of the Matter. This exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart. Some of the artworks have been inspired by patients with heart conditions, their families and clinicians, and the exhibition invites you to discover the extraordinary nature and complexity of this organ.
At 10am the museum will open to the general public and you are more then welcome to stay longer or leave the museum to enjoy the rest of your day elsewhere.
If you would like to take part in our animal handling activity and would benefit from attending a relaxed session then you can book spaces via our website - https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/autism-friendly-early-opening
Please note that there is no public parking on site and there are limited blue badge spaces which are available on the day on a first come first serve basis. If you have a blue badge and the spaces are full then we will endeavor to find an alternative parking spot on site.