Free guided tours: It's Rocket Science

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Aimed at visitors who have particular access needs

It's Rocket Science exhibition


29 August 2018 (historic exhibition)

3 September 2018 (historic exhibition)

4 September 2018 (historic exhibition)


Three bespoke tours have been created for different communities who may need particular assistance to access and enjoy our Great Exhibition of the North displays, which include It's Rocket Science.

  • A tour for blind, partially sighted and visually impaired visitors

    Wednesday 29 August, 3.40-4.40pm 

    A tour guide will give both a description and information about the various exhibits as well as audio description as the tour takes place. 

  • A tour for people with learning disabilities or who consider themselves to be on the autistic spectrum 

    Monday 3 September, 3:40-4.40pm

    The tour guide will have received training in communicating with a wide range of people and will be able to answer most questions that may be posed about the exhibition. 

  • A tour for older people or those with dementia 

    Tuesday 4 September, 3:40-4.40pm

    The tour guide will be aware of specific communication and interpretation issues that older people may have and therefore the tour will cover as much of the exhibition as possible in the time available. This will mean people attending the tour will not feel rushed or hassled and can enjoy their museum visit fully.