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British Sign Language day at Royal Armouries this May half term

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

An audience gathers around a Norman storyteller

On Tuesday 28 May the Royal Armouries will be hosting a British Sign Language (BSL) friendly day at the museum. Throughout the day the museum’s daily programme will be signed by two BSL interpreters.

The BSL day falls during the museum’s exciting Royal-themed half term, featuring live combat displays, dramatic performances, crown-making crafts and a chance to get hands on with some of the remarkable objects in the Royal Armouries collection.

Following the day, people who are Deaf or have hearing impairments are invited to a special after-hours event. The Royal Armouries is always looking for ways to improve accessibility in its museum galleries, daily programme and special events; and the evening will give an opportunity to feedback and to discuss how the museum can further develop its BSL offering, refreshments will be provided.

Entry to the Royal Armouries is free; however some activities may have a small charge. Open 10 am – 5 pm daily, with the special evening event beginning at 6 pm.
Commenting on the upcoming events, Mark Jackson, Events and Informal Learning Manager said: “We have been hosting BSL friendly days at the museum for the last year, including for the first time, a BSL day at this year’s sell-out International Jousting Tournament. The visitor feedback from these days has been really positive and we are keen to build upon that and further develop the accessibility offering at the museum. We look forward to welcoming people from the local BSL community to get their feedback for future events, for our galleries and our daily programme.”

Find out more about upcoming events at the Royal Armouries on our website.

About the Royal Armouries

Entry to the museum is free but some activities carry a small charge.