Out of Hours Opening

Sensory Friendly Afternoon

Past event Wednesday 13 January 2021
Past Event
  • Date

    Wednesday 13 Jan 2021

  • Time

  • Location

    V&A Dundee

  • Free

A more relaxed way to enjoy the museum

Come along to our Sensory Friendly Afternoon and visit the museum free from the usual hustle and bustle. This event is aimed at anyone who needs a quieter environment to get the most out of their visit (such as people with autism spectrum conditions or sensory processing differences).

What you can expect

Wherever possible, small changes will be made to reduce anxiety and stress, such as lowering volume levels in the galleries. There will be no queues or planned tannoy announcements; music will not be played in the café, the lights will be dimmed in the shop, and hand dryers will be turned off in the toilets – with hand towels provided instead.

Quiet areas will be available around the museum giving visitors space to relax and ear defenders and additional staff will be on hand to provide support. Due to current hygiene restrictions, we are unable to offer sensory handling materials to complement your visit. However, there is lots to explore to ensure you have a very enjoyable experience.

What you can do

Explore our wonderful Scottish Design Galleries, our iconic, feel good and colourful Mary Quant exhibition and the thought-provoking Now Accepting Contactless or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the architecture and the lovely views from our many windows.

Browse our shop, including the new Tea Green Pop-Up Design Store, and enjoy some hot drinks, juices and a selection of yummy homemade cakes in our café overlooking the river.

What you need to know

Tickets are free. In addition to exclusive access to the museum, admission to Mary Quant is included. Please book one ticket per person attending. If you have any questions about the event, please contact access@vandadundee.org

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