Have your say about autism-friendly museums

Do you or your family attend autism-friendly and quiet hour type events and activities at museums and similar venues?

The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL), which is part of the University of Reading, and Reading Museum are currently reviewing their autism-friendly programmes post-Covid and want to find out about changes or improvements autistic people and their families would like to see.

As part of the consultation, Phillippa Heath, MERL’s Learning and Engagement Manager, will be dropping into Autism’ Berkshire’s Friday Lunch Break session for Berkshire parents and carers of autistic children and young people from noon to 1pm tomorrow, Friday, September 10.

She would like to hear about families’ experiences of quiet hours and relaxed events in the past and things they would like to see in future.

Click here to register for free places at tomorrow’s Friday Lunch Break session.

The consultation project will help the museum teams to shape their future programmes and make them as inclusive and autism-friendly as possible.

If you can’t take part in the Friday Lunch Break session, the museums have a short survey available online.

Click here to complete the survey form.