The staff and volunteers at Weston Museum have recently had training from Vision North Somerset. Training is important as we all want to understand the needs of blind and partially sighted visitors to improve our service. This extends to outreach in the community too.
The volunteer reminiscence team have now made two successful visits to the Daylight Plus group in Clevedon. The group consists of blind and partially sighted people who meet every Friday to enjoy good company and lunch. The volunteers ran handling sessions using the contents from the home and leisure & hobbies memory boxes. The group were able to remember past events in their lives and enjoy a good chat. Eileen the group coordinator said, “Please thank your volunteers very much. It was one of the best sessions we have ever had. I was immediately asked to book you again!”
Do also watch this space to hear the news about our planned event for Saturday 10th November 2018, 10am – 1pm. ‘Museum Sensations’ is a tactile and audio described event for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Visitors and supporters will be able to enjoy a picture description of a few works from the Alfred Leete exhibition and the permanent collections, followed by the chance to get creative with artist Susannah Crook. There will also be the opportunity to handle some very tactile 2D and 3D art, kindly lent by the South West Heritage Trust. If you would like to take part, please contact the museum on 01934 621028 to book your FREE place.
by Jane Hill