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Reading Museum: Announcing 'Museums, My Way' collaboration with The MERL

Museums My Way - Themed sessions for neurodiverse visitors of all ages

Free sessions, developed with Autism Berkshire

Sessions take place at Reading Museum and MERL, please check dates and venue online.

Check websites for dates and times.

Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life are thrilled to launch ‘Museums, My Way’, a new series of sessions for neurodiverse visitors of all ages.

These sessions, developed with Autism Berkshire, provide a safe environment to explore the museums at times when they are usually closed to the public or are less busy. There are facilitated activities on themes inspired by the museums’ collections, and a quiet break-out space. Siblings, families, carers and friends are all welcome.

This session includes

  • reduced volume of gallery interactive sounds
  • sensory backpacks
  • break out space
  • themed facilitated hands-on activity
  • themed gallery trail

All activities are optional and you can visit at any point within the event times.

THE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE, University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX

Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

Who to contact

0118 937 3400 - Information (RM)
0118 960 6060 - Bookings
0118 378 8660 (MERL)

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Price: Free
Wheelchair accessible?


Referral required

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