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News: BSL Interpreted and Lipspeaking Guided Tours

Artsline, 7 June 2010, 16:27

The Royal Collection offers a number of tours and resources for deaf & hard of hearing and blind & partially-sighted visitors across the Official Residences of The Queen and I’d love to know how we can share this information via your website.
 
As an example, we have BSL Interpreted and Lipspeaking Guided Tours running at the following venues:
 
 
Wednesday 08 September, 13 October, 18:00, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Explore the Victoria & Albert: Art & Love exhibition on this series of three tours.
 
Saturday 31 July, 12:00, the Great Kitchen at Windsor Castle
See the historic kitchens used today for official entertaining.
 
Saturday 28 August, 13:30, the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace
Visit one of the finest working stables in the world.
 
Saturday 28 August, 16:30, Clarence House
Explore the official residence of TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
 
Saturday 04 September, 17:00, The Queen’s Year, Buckingham Palace
See this year’s Special Exhibition in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.
 
Tickets, which cost the standard admission fee at each venue, include:
BSL Interpretation
Lipspeaking support
A free Souvenir Guide (where available)
Entry into the site
Registration for the 1-Year Pass
 
In addition to this, in line with our current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace – Victoria & Albert: Art & Love – we have 10 BSL video clips that are accessible either in the Gallery on computer kiosks, or online on our website at: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/vanda
 
This year, at the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, we will be offering a hand-held BSL video tour for sign language users. Buckingham Palace is open to the public from 27 July – 1 October.
 
For our blind and partially-sighted visitors we have verbal description audios at Windsor Castle, with new tours in development for the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace – available from 31 May – and the Summer Opening of the State Room, Buckingham Palace – available from the 27 July.
 
Verbal Description events, exploring the Victoria & Albert: Art & Love exhibition are also running on the 23 June and 20 October, from 2pm. Events explore the key themes of the exhibition through description of key pieces. Entrance to the event is included in the standard admission price.

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