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.

September 18th Mercer Gallery Harrogate
October 2nd Workhouse Museum Ripon
October 16th Mercer Gallery Harrogate
October 30th Workhouse Museum Ripon
November 13th Pump Room Museum Harrogate
November 27th Police & Prison Museum Ripon
December 11th Mercer Gallery Harrogate

“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].