Sight for Surrey Centenary Story

Sight for Surrey

100 years of supporting people with sensory loss

Guildford Museum is presenting a new exhibition that follows the journey of Sight for Surrey from its beginning in 1922. Sight for Surrey was formed as the Surrey Voluntary Association in response to the lack of support for blind and vision-impaired people in Britain. This followed the Blind Act of 1920. This Exhibition records the work of the organisation, and objects which illustrate technological developments. It includes original 1916 Braille Typewriters right up to modern vibrating pad alarm clocks and Amazon Alexas.

Its organisers describe this as a family-friendly interactive area, which allows visitors to get involved. All are invited to write their name in Braille, try out simulation spectacles and ‘feely bags’.

Where & When

Location: Guildford Museum, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3SX
Dates: 8 October – 5  November 2022
Times: Wednesdays to Saturdays;  Midday to 4.30 pm (last entry 4 pm)
Entry: Free

Access to Guildford Museum

There is stepped access throughout the venue.

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