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Essential Information

Type Family fun
Location
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Once a month on Saturdays | 11am-12.30pm
Prices Free | Pre-booking required

Disabled children, children with additional needs and their families are invited to a monthly session at the National Maritime Museum led by disabled creatives.

Explore the Museum's collections, enjoy the opportunity to be creative together as a family, and meet other local families. 

Sessions are led by disabled creatives and will respond to the needs of the families participating. With a flexible approach and a team to support your family, we hope the entire family will enjoy their time at the Museum!  

Tickets: Free, pre-booking required 

Please note, if no tickets are showing then the session is fully booked. Tickets are released one month before the session.

Location: Learning Space, National Maritime Museum.

Please note due to the roof refurbishment SENsory Sailors is now being held in the Learning Space for the foreseeable.

Upcoming dates
Date Tickets on sale
11 May 14 April
15 June 12 May
13 July 16 June
10 August 14 July
14 September 11 August
12 October 15 September
9 November 13 October
14 December 10 November

Please check back for more dates and please note some dates may change nearer the time. 

Information for visitors

  • These sessions are designed for the whole family to attend. We welcome siblings under 13 years old without SEND, and the sessions will ensure everyone in the family can participate through activities that allow families to work together to get creative. 
  • Sessions are relaxed and we understand children may need to leave the room at any time. Adults must accompany children to the sessions and remain with them if the child/ren leave the room. Staff and volunteers cannot be responsible for participants. 
  • A breakout space is provided.
  • You can download a visual guide for the session here:
  • The Museum has a Changing Places facility. 
  • For more information on the sessions, email families@rmg.co.uk.

Booking your space:

  • Tickets are available 4 weeks before the session. These sessions currently occur once a month. Keep an eye on this page for the announcements of upcoming dates. 
  • As part of the booking process we will ask about any needs your child/ren has. This helps the facilitator to develop activities that will engage your child and family and be suited to their interests and access requirements. This information is not shared beyond the SENsory Sailors team.
  • Ticket sales will end at 4pm on the Friday before the session. 
  • Your ticket includes entry to the National Maritime Museum. 

Our facilities include:

  • Limited on-site parking - contact bookings@rmg.co.uk in advance for more information
  • Wheelchair access
  • Level access to the Group Space
  • Electric doors
  • Mix of seating (chairs with or without arms, benches, mats, small beanbags)
  • SEND-friendly activities
  • Specialist facilitators  
  • Opportunities to meet other local families
  • Visual guide and sensory maps for the National Maritime Museum are available via the Museum's access page.

Cancelling

If you are unable to attend, please let our team know as soon as possible so that your space can be made available to another family. Email: families@rmg.co.uk.

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