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Brigands & Brandy

Brigands & Brandy

This free talk will explore the shadowy history of smuggling.
The Suffolk coast has been a haven for smugglers since the 1600s. Numerous local legends have grown up around this illegal trade, but evidence reveals a much less romantic picture of a dangerous world where the stakes were high.

 

Join us as ex-curator, Diana Hughes, guides us through the past.

 

Time: 3-3.30pm plus questions
Venue: Moot Hall
Booking: Booking is not essential but as places are limited, it is recommended that you do reserve a place.

How accessible is the museum?

The museum has worked hard to ensure that everyone is welcome and is able to access the displays and enjoy themselves when they visit us.

Access for visitors with physical disabilities
The Moot Hall is a grade one listed building and the exhibits are on two floors, with the main entrance on the first floor and the exit on the ground floor. For those with limited mobility who cannot climb the stairs, there is access through the ground floor, where you can look around the museum room and its exhibits. Tablet computers will provide support for those unable to climb the stairs. Our front of staff are ready to assist when you arrive.

We are sorry but the museum is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible that access could be possible for small wheelchairs through the ground floor. Please let us know your requirements.

Access for visitors with visual impairments include:
Tablet support, large print cards, magnifiers and a handling collection including large print, braille translation, raised images and items to touch. Access dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf or hard of hearing visitors includes:
Subtitles for all spoken word film material. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Access for visitors who have a learning disability or are on the autistic spectrum includes:
An experienced member of staff, SEN backpacks and a sensory map.

Access for visitors who have dementia includes:
Dementia awareness training for our volunteers, quiet sessions, memory boxes, object handling and a sensory map.

What is there for children?

The museum has worked hard to ensure that everyone is welcome and is able to access the displays and enjoy themselves when they visit us.

Access for visitors with physical disabilities
The Moot Hall is a grade one listed building and the exhibits are on two floors, with the main entrance on the first floor and the exit on the ground floor. For those with limited mobility who cannot climb the stairs, there is access through the ground floor, where you can look around the museum room and its exhibits. Tablet computers will provide support for those unable to climb the stairs. Our front of staff are ready to assist when you arrive.

We are sorry but the museum is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible that access could be possible for small wheelchairs through the ground floor. Please let us know your requirements.

Access for visitors with visual impairments include:
Tablet support, large print cards, magnifiers and a handling collection including large print, braille translation, raised images and items to touch. Access dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf or hard of hearing visitors includes:
Subtitles for all spoken word film material. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Access for visitors who have a learning disability or are on the autistic spectrum includes:
An experienced member of staff, SEN backpacks and a sensory map.

Access for visitors who have dementia includes:
Dementia awareness training for our volunteers, quiet sessions, memory boxes, object handling and a sensory map.

For more information on accessibility and advice on visiting us, please call 01728 454666 or email learningofficer@aldeburghmuseum.org.uk

What is included in my ticket?

Your admission ticket includes entry to all our temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays. You may also borrow a tablet computer to learn more about our exhibits (coming soon). Your ticket enables you to visit multiple times over a one year period though does not cover special events.

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