Special Education Needs

Students, groups and individuals with special needs or disabilities are entitled to free admission to the Museum for all self guided visits. Interactive workshops are available for groups at an extra cost and must be booked in advance.

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Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum provides excellent learning opportunities for those with special needs. If necessary, our Programmes can be adapted to suit your needs.

  • We can concentrate on handling or touching of specimens.
  • We can use a quieter, smaller teaching space such as the Discover Nature classroom.
  • When you book any of the Discovery Centres, your group will have exclusive access to the room.
  • If you have a special request for an activity, please contact us. With enough notice, we may be able to develop an activity to suit the specific needs of your group.
  • We can show you to quiet spaces if the need arises.
  • Most of the Museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • You can book our lunch room, the Grainger Room.
  • Our Learning Programmes are free of charge for Special Schools.

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum provides opportunities for visits and experiences by individuals or groups with special needs. We are happy to organise and adapt hands-on workshops to the needs of your group, providing experiential learning opportunities and developing sensory skills. These sessions can include working with the basketmaker, cooking over the open-hearth fire and laundry demonstrations. 

Students, groups and individuals with special needs or disabilities are entitled to free admission to the Museum for all self-guided visits. Interactive workshops are available for groups at an extra cost and must be booked in advance.

Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park provides a unique experience for its visitors and many learning programmes which are sensory and participatory in nature, are suitable for pupils with special needs.  With opportunities to touch, taste, listen and smell. Pupils may relate in a way appropriate to them.

Access

All visits by disabled and special needs groups are free.  If you would like to plan your visit, please contact Breege to arrange a free site visit on (028) 8225 6320 or email uafp.education@nmni.com.

The Museum’s indoor galleries are accessible to all.

The majority of outdoor exhibit buildings are accessible to wheelchair users without help. Due to the historic nature of the site, it is not possible to provide access to the upper floors of some buildings. Visitors should ask to see photographs and to hear the story from the costumed guide.

Access and Guide Dogs are welcome.

Mobility Scooters and wheelchairs

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available in the Visitor Centre. We suggest that you contact us two weeks before arrival to pre-book a scooter and to complete the National Museums NI Mobility Scooter User Form. Mobility scooters are available every day during our normal opening hours. Availability of equipment is subject to weather, servicing, repairs and demand.