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Relaxed Openings of The Cult of Beauty

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  • Relaxed Opening
Photograph of a corner of a video projection room showing part of the screen and an area set up with a comfortable mattress, pillows, ear defenders and blankets.
The Cult of Beauty exhibition set up for a Relaxed Opening. Gallery Photo: Benjamin Gilbert. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join us for a calm and friendly Relaxed Opening of our ‘The Cult of Beauty’ exhibition. The gallery will be less busy than usual. It will be quieter and the lighting will be more even.

We will also provide sensory equipment, including:

  • ear defenders
  • tinted glasses
  • tinted visors
  • weighted lap pads.

You can come to our Chill-Out Room to lie down or relax. There will be low lighting, comfortable seating, cushions and mats throughout the room. Make use of ear defenders, earplugs, board games and materials with different textures.

There are three Relaxed Openings. The events in December and February are during our normal opening hours, and the rest of the building will be open and in use.

The Relaxed Opening in April is a chance to see of ‘The Cult of Beauty’ after our normal hours. The rest of the building will be closed but our new exhibition ‘Jason and the Adventure of 254’ will stay open for you to visit.

Dates

Events

Saturday 20 April 2024

  • Event
Relaxed Opening of The Cult of Beauty
Gallery 1
The rest of our building will be closed during this Relaxed Opening. The Chill-Out Room and front doors will be open until 21:00 to allow time for decompression.

Tickets via Eventbrite

Past events

Thursday 28 December 2023

  • Event
Relaxed Opening of The Cult of Beauty
Gallery 1
The rest of our building will be open as usual during this Relaxed Opening.

Sunday 18 February 2024

  • Event
Relaxed Opening of The Cult of Beauty
Gallery 1
The rest of our building will be open as usual during this Relaxed Opening.

Need to know

Location

We’ll be in Gallery 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, it’s on the left on level 0.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

If this event is fully booked, you may still be able to attend. We will operate a waiting list, which opens 30 minutes before this event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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