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We want to ensure that anyone with lived experience of dementia can enjoy everything our museums have to offer. We also offer programmes specifically designed for those living with dementia and their companions.
Stay informed about everything we offer for visitors living with dementia by joining our mailing list:
While our physical doors are currently closed, we are still here for you in these uncertain times. We are here to connect with you, to share London’s stories and to listen to your story.
We've created activity packs called Creative & Connected that we hope will bring you joy. You can find them all here:
If you need any additional help in getting to our museums, please contact us ahead of your visit and we will do our best to accommodate this. This may include borrowing wheelchairs or mobility scooters, or booking a Helping Host.
Museum staff, including Visitor Experience staff and the museum Directorate, have attended Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends Information sessions.
Our friendly Visitor Experience hosts wear pink shirts and are they are there to help you from the start to end of your visit.
To help you get around the museum, we have developed sensory maps. These maps outline where the museum is loud or quiet and help you navigate each floor.
Museum of London sensory map, entrance level (1MB, opens in new tab)
Museum of London sensory map, lower 2 (1MB, opens in new tab)
Museum of London Docklands sensory map, ground and first floor (1MB, opens in new tab)
Museum of London Docklands sensory map, second and third floor (1MB, opens in new tab)
We also offer a number of programmes specifically designed for those living with dementia and their companions.
If you would like to keep updated about upcoming opportunities in our Memories of London programme, please email [email protected].
We are launching a new programme at the Museum of London Docklands that brings together early years and their families with people who are living with dementia.
Music & Memories uses music and theatre to build relationships between the very young and elders. We work in partnership with local day care centres.
If you'd like to find out more, please contact us.
We have partnered with The Care Centre Tower Hamlets to host a monthly support group for informal, unpaid carers of people living with dementia who live in Tower Hamlets. This takes place at the Museum of London Docklands on the first Monday of every month, 2.30-4.30pm, until May 2020.
To find out more, please call The Care Centre Tower Hamlets on 020 7790 1765 or email [email protected].
The Alzheimer’s Society and Home Instead run a monthly 'Singing for the Brain' group at the Museum of London Docklands. It's held on the second Wednesday of every month, 2-4pm, until June 2020.
To find out more, please call Fahima Khatun on 0203 713 3161 or email [email protected].
We recognise that sometimes it’s difficult to visit our museums, so we try to bring our museum out into the community!
We offer interactive museum sessions at memory cafes and care homes across London. We work in partnership with service providers and would love to hear from you if you would like to work with us.
The Museum of London is keen to have the voices of people living with dementia heard and listened to. Our programmes have been developed in consultation with people living with dementia across London at Alzheimer’s Society Focus on Dementia groups.
We have also launched a Dementia Reference Group. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity for anyone with lived experience of dementia, including current or previous carers. We invite volunteers to come together to meet new people, share skills, experience all that our museums have to offer and affect important dementia-friendly change within our organisation.
If you are interested in volunteering for our Dementia Reference Group, please email [email protected].
These programmes are generously funded by the Greater London Authority in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.