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image for Historical Event item typeHands-on with history at Senhouse Roman Museum

  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historical Event, from 16 Aug 2019, £1.50-£10

Hands-on history

Hands-on history

Hands-on history

Details

Visitors to the museum have an opportunity to handle real and replica Roman objects in the museum's temporary exhibition space. Spend time handling objects made over 2000 years ago. Discover how people used the objects in their everyday lives. Imagine how the objects were made using technology from 2000 years ago. Place your hands in the finger prints of a Roman potter. Compare the objects as they came out of the ground with complete replicas. Explore the real objects on display in the museum and what they tell us about how people lived and their beliefs. A volunteer-led 'slow museum' activity for all ages and abilities.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Aug 2019 14:00 to 16:00
Fri 30 Aug 2019 14:00 to 16:00
The event may be cancelled due to last minute availability of a volunteer

Prices

Child (5 - 18 years): £1.50
Adult: £4.00
Family (2 adults + 2 or more children): £10.00

Address

The Battery,
Sea Brows,
Maryport,
Cumbria,
CA15 6JD

Directions

Plan route to Senhouse Roman Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 036370  Lat: 54.71871 Long: -3.49806

On entering Maryport follow the brown signs with the Roman helmet.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Maryport station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesAdditive free