The Postal Museum
The group of Youth Patrons provided different views about what autistic people, those with a learning disability and those with different sensory sensitivities, may want to know about.
Working collaboratively with the Postal Museum they have developed:
- Comprehensive visual stories to prepare autistic people visiting the two museum sites.
- Sensory ‘post satchels’ filled with information and sensory toys for visitors. Post satchels are colour coded with separate resources for differing needs and preferences.
- A pre-visit video with information to help plan a visit to The Postal Museum.
- Communication cards to provide a non-verbal route around the museum.
- Relaxed morning events for autistic and neurodiverse audiences.
The Postal Museum has also committed to training all front-of-house staff in supporting autistic visitors.
You can find out more about the work the youth patrons have done with the Postal Museum.
Interested in commissioning a youth-led consultancy project?
If you or your organisation want to work with the Youth Council on a similar project - to make space more autism friendly - contact the team to find out more.