Dementia friendly Museums

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People can come along to all, some, or just one of the sessions, which cost £5 per session and run from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The sessions  are open to anyone living with dementia, whether they have a particular interest in art and history or just or they simply enjoy meeting new people and are keen to experience the museums with volunteer guides on hand.

All the museums taking part in the scheme are wheelchair friendly. Refreshments will be provided, along with help with transport if needed.

The programme of sessions is a partnership between Ripon Museum Trust, Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire charity Dementia Forward.

Monday 5 Jun Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate Printmaking
Monday 19 June Ripon Workhouse Museum A Day in Victorian Life
Monday 3 July Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate Hats & Shoes – Object Handling
Monday 17 July Ripon Workhouse Museum Gardening
Monday 31 July Royal Pump Room Museum Summer Holidays

“Our museums and galleries offer a welcoming and interesting space for people to experience something new and these sessions provide an opportunity for people who may need a little extra understanding and time to help them enjoy their visit.”

To register for the programme, and for more information about dates and venues, contact Wendy Hunwick-Brown.  Tel: 01765 690799, e-mail [email protected].