In collaboration with The Park College, a specialist college that provides training programmes for young people with autism and learning difficulties, Royal Museums Greenwich has produced three short films to assist visitors to the Museum who may find social situations challenging.

These films allow viewers to explore some of the Museum's public spaces, and to experience different, potentially challenging, social scenarios and how to deal with them.

The content was created by the students who also assisted in the direction, script writing and videography. They also featured in the films, acting out the social situations they had devised.

The three films will depict a journey – getting to the Museum and then dealing with situations that arise there.

Watch an introduction to the films using key word signing below.


Watch the videos

Getting to the museum

The video covers the following topics:

  • Arriving near the Museum by bus or DLR and finding your way there (following signs, asking for directions)
  • Safety on route (road safety, personal space)
  • Arriving at the Museum (hygiene, interacting with staff)

Meeting at the Museum

The video covers the following scenarios:

  • Meeting a friend in the café but they have not arrived (phone conversation and etiquette)
  • Buying food and drink in the café (personal space, social interaction, monetary transactions)
  • Chatting with your friend(s) (social interaction)

Exploring the Museum

The video covers the following topics:

  • Finding a particular gallery (following directions, asking the right people for help)
  • Exploring the gallery (understanding our spaces)
  • Finding out more about an object (asking for more information, where and who to ask)

Please note, you don't need to be quiet in our galleries, some spaces are just quieter than others! 

With grateful thanks

These videos were generously funded by Kusuma Trust and created in collaboration with students from The Park College to help people access our museum sites.