As part of World Autism Awareness Week, families with children who are on the autism spectrum are invited to enjoy free early doors access to The Tomb, our new exhibition that presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.

Early Doors access is available from 09:00 on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 2017 and there will be an opportunity to try out our new ancient Egypt handling resource with real and replica objects.

We will also be piloting a range of free backpacks that you can borrow, with resources and activities to help you enjoy a self-led visit around the museum.

Places are limited, so if you are interested in coming along please either contact c.mclean@nms.ac.uk or telephone 0300 123 6789.  We can then send you full details including where to come and also what to expect to see in this new exhibition.

Please note: Balcony Cafe, Brasserie and Shops will open at 10:00, as will all other galleries.

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The Tomb
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Event information

When

1 Apr - 2 Apr 2017
9:00-10:00

Where

Exhibition gallery 2, Level 3

How much

Free but booking essential

Booking information

Email c.mclean@nms.ac.uk or telephone 0300 123 6789.