Are your exhibitions fully accessible? There are some important points to consider in relation to all aspects of access.
Shape Arts has created a short guide for curators, programmers and exhibition organisers to give an overview of how to ensure that the exhibition you’re putting on is accessible and inclusive of disabled people.
The museum displays the social and military history of the Royal Burgh of Dingwall in sound, pictures and text. There is a reconstructed local smiddy and kitchen, temporary exhibitions throughout the season and a small shop.
Cromarty Courthouse Museum is housed in an elegant A-listed 18th century townhouse, refurbished in 1980s. It has two floors with a single storey jail extension, added in the mid-19th century to house 3 cells and an exercise gallery. The courtroom upstairs has the original fixed court furniture and is set up to tell the story of an early trial using mannequins.
The Museum collection consists of objects, paper archives, books and photographs. These illustrate the history of the area from the foundation of the medieval burgh through its heyday as a fishing community and commercial centre and forward to the 21st century.
The Museum runs a programme of changing exhibitions that often involve community input.
There is an attractive walled garden to the rear of the building that has been nurtured over the last few years as a wild-flower garden and orchard.