Four museums and galleries in Tyne and Wear will be hosting open days aimed specifically at disabled and deaf children and adults.
The Come On In events, which take place in early March, are free to attend. They include the options of BSL interpreters and free guided tours and transport for those who find using public transport difficult.
Rob Latham, equalities and access Officer at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, says: “This is a chance for people to come along and let us know what they think of our museums and galleries. Everyone is welcome and we can arrange assistance such as BSL interpreters and guided tours for groups or individuals.”
The events take place at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery on March 1, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on March 2, and the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle and Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend, both on March 5.
Visitors to the events will be able to see exhibitions including Northern City Renaissance at the Laing Art Gallery, which features a magnificent painting of the city, commissioned by Sting.
At Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens a new exhibition called Art for Sunderland will be on show, exploring how the works in the gallery’s collections came to be there.
At South Shields Museum and Art Gallery visitors can get up close to creepy crawlies in Creature Corner and tuck into homemade cakes in the Victorian Pantry.
Visitors to the event at Segedunum can take in the view over the remains of the fort from the 35 metre high viewing tower, and soak up the atmosphere inside the only reconstructed Roman bath house in Britain.
To book a place on a Come On In event, call Rob Latham on (0191) 277 2313, textphone 18001 0191 277 2313 or email Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24.