Museums are incredibly powerful places for supporting wellbeing. Even a visit to our extraordinary spaces can promote feelings of relaxation, calm and enjoyment.
We run programmes that support wellbeing for those that need it most including adult and young carers, adults and children on the autistic spectrum, adults with dementia and refugees, to name just a few.
We also run our Be Well at BMAG days, when all our visitors can try out new activities to improve their wellbeing.
We have now launched a new audio guide: Be Mindful at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The guide allows you to explore the museum in a completely new way and gives you an opportunity to be peaceful and present during your visit, while learning techniques you can use in your daily life. The guides are available to hire for £3 from the main reception desk.
Ensuring our venues, collections and programmes are accessible to all is a fundamental aspect to our work.
For a list of current wellbeing events see our Wellbeing What's On page.
At Birmingham Museums Trust, we want to ensure that everyone can access our museums in the way they need, and enjoy the fantastic spaces and places we run. For those with particular needs we provide access statements. These are available for each venue on their Visit web pages and listed on our Policies, Plans and Reports page. These can be particularly helpful when planning visits with people who may find a museum visit a bit daunting.
We also have an Access Forum which will help shape our plans for the buildings and events in the future. This is a new project, for more details and to register your interest please contact Rosie.Barker@birminghammuseums.org.uk.
We know that sometimes our museums can be a bit crowded and overwhelming for some visitors. If you or someone you care for are on the autistic spectrum; living with a sensory processing disorder; or have other special needs and you’d prefer a quieter visit to our museums, you are very welcome to join one of our Morning Explorers sessions. These sessions allow adults and children to explore our museums at a quieter time, before we open to the public. Admission charges are also reduced. Please check our What’s On page for Morning Explorers events across our sites.
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