This January, Yate Heritage Centre launches ‘Relaxed Museum’! A new, free of charge, inclusive heritage, arts and culture service, for visitors with additional needs such as those living with dementia, autism, or other neurodivergent people, along with their personal assistants, friends, or family.

Relaxed Museum welcomes visitors on the last Thursday of every month, starting 25th January 2024, from 1pm until 4pm. Visitors are welcome to move around the galleries and garden at their leisure, to handle artefacts, have exclusive tours of exhibitions and archives, and engage with volunteers over free refreshments, in a quiet and welcoming space.

Yate Heritage Centre, is an accessible building with a ground floor gallery, first floor mezzanine gallery and research area and a community archive filled to the rafters with fascinating local history. The centre features a stairlift to the first floor gallery, and parking at the rear. We are centrally located in Yate, across the road from Yate Shopping Centre with many cafes, health and leisure facilities, shops, and great public transport links to support visitors – why not make a day of it!

We’re looking for volunteers to support Yate Heritage Centre! Our team are always happy to chat about volunteering, application support and full training is provided. To make a volunteer application, visit www.yatetowncouncil.gov.uk “Vacancies” page or call our team on 01454 869441.

Chair of Yate Town Council, Councillor Cheryl Kirby said:

“Yate Town Council is passionate about access and is thrilled to open this new inclusive heritage, arts and culture service. Our new program of relaxed services in accessible community spaces provides our community with opportunities to engage in social activities, in places and spaces that are inclusive and welcoming.”

For more information on our Yate Ageing Better, Health and Wellbeing projects, to volunteer with us, or to make a donation, you can visit the Yate Town Council website  www.yatetowncouncil.gov.uk, follow us on social media at Facebook, Instagram or X (formerly Twitter), or call our team on 01454 866506.



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