Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter holds Tudor touch tour

PUBLISHED: 15:26 14 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:17 10 June 2010

PEOPLE with sight and hearing impairments can now enjoy a tour of St Nicholas Priory, in Exeter, thanks to measures taken by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

PEOPLE with sight and hearing impairments can now enjoy a tour of St Nicholas Priory, in Exeter, thanks to measures taken by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).

A touch tour for people with visual impairment and a tour with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation has been arranged during the summer to allow wider enjoyment and appreciation of this Tudor experience right in the heart of Exeter.

This newly-opened historical family house was originally part of a medieval priory, and was later lived in by the wealthy Hurst family.

It is now presented as their furnished Elizabethan town house with replica furniture, sumptuous fabrics and rich colours.

The Touch Tour for people with visual impairment is on Wednesday July 30 and the British Sign Language signed tour, is on Wednesday August 6.

Both tours run from 7 to 9pm. Tickets cost £3 and are available from RAMM in the library - the new museum gallery next to Exeter Central Library - until a week before each event.

Cllr Kevin Mitchell, lead councillor for environment and leisure, said: "The touch tour is something completely new for us so we shall be pleased to receive feedback from the visually impaired visitors who attend.

"We do try to be inclusive and have previously run tours with sign language interpreting, which have been well received. I'm sure the extra time and thought which have gone into this will be well worth it.

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