V&A Dundee – Sensory Friendly Day


V&A Dundee: Sensory Friendly Day


V&A Dundee are arranging a Sensory Friendly Day to provide a quieter environment for anyone wanting to visit the museum.

The date is Tuesday, 19th October 2021 and tickets will be free and can be booked online.


Sensory events are suitable for anyone who finds it difficult to visit places where crowds can cause anxiety and stress. People with autism spectrum conditions, sensory processing differences or PMLD) can make use of a museum in an environment more suitable to their needs. The museum will also provide multi-sensory backpacks to get the most out of your visit.

“We have seen first-hand how much joy our sensory-friendly sessions bring to people’s lives since V&A Dundee opened in 2018, but this is the first time we will run these sessions for a full day while the museum is closed,” explains Peter Nurick, communities producer at V&A Dundee.

“Being able to use the museum in different ways means we can adapt the exhibitions to make them even more comfortable and enjoyable for people who may otherwise have struggled to visit us.”


Sensory friendly day at major exhibition Night Fever - a free events for people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).
Image courtesy of V&A Dundee

As well as providing exclusive access to the museum, admission to Night Fever is included. Please book one ticket per person attending. The museum’s restaurant will be closed, however drinks and snacks can be purchased from the cart in the lower hall. You are also welcome to bring you own food if you prefer. 

A Quiet Room is available at all time in the museum and Virtual Inclusion’s Accessibility Virtual Tour of the museum allows you to virtually see the layout of the museum and surrounding areas before you arrive.

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