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13 Aug 2019

Developing inclusive visitor experiences

Relaxed event sessions run at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Relaxed event sessions run at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
At number 75 on our 100 Ways list, we’re working to provide inclusive visitor experiences to make our places more accessible and welcoming to more people.

One of the Trust’s objectives is to provide opportunities for everyone to experience and value Scotland’s heritage – so we’re making visitor experiences more inclusive, including our events.

At the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the team have some relaxed activity sessions scheduled over the next few weeks. The Oot and Aboot sessions take place in the smallholding at Burns Cottage. Events are scheduled at quieter times and the groups are kept small. The museum’s excellent learning team take charge of these events to ensure visitors have a great experience that’s stimulating, warm and welcoming and not overwhelming.

And on the first Tuesday of every month, we also offer accessible opening at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. For these sessions, we turn off all the sound and turn up all the lights, so those who prefer to explore the museum that way can do so. 

At Fyvie Castle’s Gruffalo Trail on 24 and 25 August, the Trust is working with two local charities, Me Too! and Aberlour, to provide relaxed sessions on both mornings.

More and more properties are scheduling events and sessions like this – keep an eye on the website for more information.

Fyvie Castle's Gruffalo Trail includes relaxed sessions
Fyvie Castle's Gruffalo Trail includes relaxed sessions