Relaxed Opening - 1 November

Come along to our relaxed openings, which are designed for visitors who would prefer a quieter experience in the museum.

Interactives and audio will be turned down or off to create a quieter experience for visitors who prefer it.

There are a small number of interactives that are on motion sensors and cannot be turned off. Please note that this date is during school holidays and so may be busier than usual in the museum, however we are opening an hour early for a special 'quiet hour' from 9am. 

In the rare event of a security case alarm being triggered, an alarm similar to a fire alarm will go off. We will endeavour to turn this off as quickly as possible. Ear defenders are available in our sensory backpacks for your visit. The alarm is less audible in the shop, which will provide a quieter environment. 

Sensory backpacks and sunflower lanyards are available from the front desk if you would like to borrow any for the duration of your visit. 

There is seating provided around the gallery should you need it. 

More accessibility information can be found on our website.

A man and a girl digging in a large sandpit with archaeological objects in it