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Oxford’s Story Museum Celebrates Inclusivity with Access Friendly Day



The Story Museum in Oxford is set to break new ground with a free Access Friendly Day on Saturday, March 16.

 

Crafted for families with additional access needs and those desiring a more relaxed museum experience, this event promises an inclusive and enjoyable day for all.

 

The Story Museum is a fun family museum that celebrates stories through immersive exhibitions, galleries & events for children, families and adults.

 

To enhance the visitor experience, the museum has implemented a range of accessibility features. Carefully adjusted lighting and sound settings within the galleries will create a welcoming ambiance, ensuring optimal comfort.

 

Entry to the museum on Saturday will be managed through timed tickets. There will also be additional signage to aid orientation around the museum and, there will be the provision of a break-out space.

 

“We’ve put together a brilliant range of events on Saturday for those with additional needs,” said Kelly Codling-Bray, The Story Museum’s Access and Inclusion Co-ordinator.

 

“For example, visitors will get the chance to try out Eye Mine, created by the inclusive technology company Special Effect. It’s an eye-control optimised software that enables Minecraft to be played without a keyboard or a mouse, opening the Minecraft experience to even more people.”

 

The Story Museum's regular Saturday morning event, 'Lucy's Let's Tell a Story’ will embrace a 'relaxed' performance atmosphere. Simultaneously, Small Worlds, the museum's dedicated space for under-fives, will adopt an all-ages, open-door policy, allowing visitors to flow in and out at their leisure.

 

The Story Museum will also serve as a satellite venue for the Oska Bright Film Festival. Originating in 2004 from the passion of learning-disabled filmmakers yearning for a platform to showcase their creations, the festival has evolved into a significant celebration of impactful cinema. A selection of family friendly films will be screened in the Story Museum’s Woodshed Theatre from 2pm.

 

To find out more and to book go to www.storymuseum.org.uk.

 

 

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