Getting hands on with maritime history

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visitors holding a model boat from the handling collection in the museum

Karen Charnock from Merseyside Maritime Museum's education team sent me this photo, which is a great example of the type of specialist sessions they can provide on request. She explains:

"We received a special request from two visiting couples with visual impairments. They wanted an interactive, hands-on way to engage with the collections and the demonstration team were delighted to oblige by providing them with a one to one handling session on gallery. Here's a photo of our visitors with their guide dogs Kai and Corrie. They spent over an hour with demonstrator Jane Murdoch, who used objects that reflected all aspects of the museum collections from ships and shipping, to the Battle of the Atlantic, even incorporating the International Slavery Museum.

The session was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the group felt that it had completely enhanced their experience of the museum."