Events in Northern Ireland

Museums in Focus

The Museums in Focus project brings 'A Sense of the Past' exhibition and accompanying book, on its NI-wide tour.

'A Sense of the Past' explores the social history of blindness in Northern Ireland from the 1800's, through war time to the present day.

About the project

The Museums in Focus project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, supports the museums hosting the exhibition, to fully engage with their blind or partially sighted visitors.

RNIB NI will deliver an awareness training course to staff at each venue to increase knowledge and skills of the staff working directly with blind and partially sighted customers. Each museum will also acquire a set of Penfriend audio labelling devices to make future exhibitions accessible.

A best practice video will be created to demonstrate the 'perfect visit' to a museum for people with sight loss. This will be hosted on and can be used as a training and learning tool for other museums and exhibition venues.

Venues and dates

  • Craigavon Museum, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, 5 January – 27 February 2015
  • Burnavon Museum Cookstown, 2 April - 30 April 2015
  • Coleraine Museum, 1 May - 30 June 2015
  • Tower Museum Derry/Londonderry, 1 July - 31 August 2015
  • Armagh County Museum, 1 September - 30 October 2015
  • Linen Centre Lisburn, 2 November - 22 December 2015
  • jordanstown school Jordanstown, 5 January 16 - 1 February 2016

Additional dates will be announced soon.

For more information on upcoming venues and dates of this fascinating exhibition, contact RNIB NI.

Tel: 028 9032 9373

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