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Special Schools and Museums day, Gillingham

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

This training event will help Museums to learn about the SEND landscape within the UK and how the needs of this visitor group differ.

Museums will learn practical tips on approaching and working with Special needs schools and activity groups to review, develop and adapt their museum offer to become more inclusive.

Attendees will participate in ‘open ended’ learning activities that show the importance of experience over final product. Practical hands on learning, lead by experienced learning professionals will help attendees understand the methods used to engage with SEND audiences including those with Autism or Profound and complex needs.

This will be a shared presentation by Sam Bowen (Museum Development Officer), Martin Crowther (Consultant) and three project participants (two museum learning professionals and one special needs teacher)

Click the link below for access to a unique toolkit which aims to provide museums with practical support to create inclusive and accessible experiences for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

Special Schools and Museum Toolkit

Venue: Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, ME7 1UR


Date: Tuesday 2nd October

Time: 10am – 3pm booking registration from 9.45am

To view the full programme see the link at the bottom of the page. 


Martin Crowther, Freelance Heritage Learning Consultant/Educator

Amber Cottee, Education Manager at the Royal Engineers Museum

Lynda Pearce, Assistant Curator at Dover Museum

Simon Gulliford, Teacher at St Nicholas Special Needs school, Canterbury

Sam Bowen, Museum Development Officer (Kent and Medway)

To book a place, click here.

Training Programme - Special Schools and Museums