Monday, 6 December 2010

The British Museum and Access - part 2

If you have been following this blog, you will already know that I am a fan of The British Museum's Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead exhibition that is currently showing. If you missed my review of the exhibition you can find it below this latest post, just scroll down. If you did read it, then here are the Q & A session with The British Museum's Access and Equality Manager and my sneak peek video from the exhibition that I promised.

Access London's Q & A

Who are you and what is your role at The British Museum?

My name is Jane Samuels and I am the Access and Equality Manager at The British Museum.

Can you briefly explain how the museum is accessible to those with mobility problems and other disabilities?

We offer many services for our disabled visitors, including: BSL talks, audio descriptions, handling sessions, Egyptian touch tour, handling desks, inclusive exhibition design, tactile/Braille books, large print information and free wheelchair loan to our visitors. All of these services are free to our disabled visitors. For more information on the services we provide, please see the museum's Access page (link can be found at the bottom of this post).

Do you have a special offer/exhibition on that is accessible to disabled visitors?

Yes, our Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead exhibition is accessible to disabled visitors.

Do you have any concessions for disabled visitors and/or their carers?

Yes, there are concessions for all paid exhibitions and 1 carer per disabled visitor can enter for free. (Please note that many of the museum's permanent collections can be entered for free for everyone)

Can you sum up in 5-10 words the 'British Museum Experience'?

'A museum of the world, for the world'

Access London would like to say a special thank you to Jane Samuels for taking the time to answer our questions and also, thank you to all the staff at The British Museum for being so helpful and friendly.

Below is a short, sneak peek video of what you can expect at the exhibition, which runs until 6th March 2011.


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