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The Egypt Centre is developing ways to help people with autism experience the museum. We hold an Autism Friendly Award from the National Autistic Society.

Social Stories

The Egypt Centre has developed a number of social stories to give visitors an idea of what to expect when visiting us.

To view our social story, click here

To view our social story for school groups, click here

Sensory Maps

We have developed a sensory map to help visitor’s navigate the Museum

To view our sensory map, click here

Quiet Visit Lanyards

The Egypt Centre has ‘Quiet Visit Lanyards’ for visitors to borrow while they are in the Museum. This indicates to Museum staff and volunteers that you would like a quieter visit. You can still ask questions but our staff will wait for you to start the conversation. 

Quiet Visit Lanyards are available at the Front of House Desk

Ear Defenders

We have children’s ear defenders available at the Front of House Desk for visitors. They require a £10 deposit which will be refunded on return. 

Sunflower Lanyards

The Egypt Centre is part of the Sunflower Lanyard scheme. This is a national scheme, which aims to make hidden disabilities more visible. You may see some staff and volunteers with these lanyards. We also have lanyards available for the public. For more information about this scheme, click here.

For our accessibility information click here.