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Sensory Sunday

4 Feb - 2 Jun 2024
Feb - Jun, 11:00 - 12:00

Level 4, Studio 2, Learning Centre

Free, booking required

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Exciting, hands-on sensory play sessions for children with additional support needs.

Families with children with additional support needs and disabilities are invited to join our programme of sensory play sessions. Explore the museum’s collections, get creative and meet other families.  

Sensory Sunday sessions are relaxed, fun hands-on, and respond to the needs of the families participating. You are welcome to come and go at any point during a session.

These sessions are suitable for children with additional support needs, neurodivergent children or children with disabilities. The content is aimed at ages 5-10 but is not set – we welcome all families who think they might enjoy these sessions. Please email communities@nms.ac.uk if you have questions or would like to find out more before you book.

Upcoming themes

Sun 3 Mar: Wildlife wonders FULLY BOOKED

Sun 5 May: Exploring ancient Egypt

Sun 2 Jun: Interesting insects

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About the sessions

Sensory Sunday sessions take place in our Learning Centre which is a secure space with accessible toilets nearby. A separate quiet/break-out room is available if needed.  

Refreshments will be provided.  

A visual story will be sent to you via email before the session. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact communities@nms.ac.uk or call 0131 247 4313 (please note this number is not always staffed but please leave a message and someone will get back to you).

For information on how we manage your personal data please see our full privacy notice.

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Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit

Access

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

Find out more about our access information. If you have any questions about accessing this event, please email us in advance at publicevents@nms.ac.uk.

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