Griffith Italian Museum and Cultural Centre

Overview

The Griffith Italian Museum, nestled within the Pioneer Park Museum grounds, celebrates Griffith's rich Italian legacy. The museum chronicles the journey of Italian migrants who settled in Griffith…

The Griffith Italian Museum, nestled within the Pioneer Park Museum grounds, celebrates Griffith's rich Italian legacy. The museum chronicles the journey of Italian migrants who settled in Griffith in the early 20th century, seeking a fresh start and showing the resilience of adjusting to a foreign home.

The exhibition showcases collections that were significant to the migrants' life journeys, offering a glimpse into their daily lives. It features clothing, needlework, domestic artifacts, and various cultural items. The Valerio Ricetti exhibit, dedicated to the renowned Hermit of Griffith, includes photographs and documents that enhance the understanding of the artifacts he left behind.

Additionally, the exhibition highlights the various towns and regions that the Italian community of Griffith originated.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility

Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a low noise reception areas with hearing loss friendly acoustics and adequate lighting for viewing facial expressions (includes common areas which are free of background noise, background music)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have grab rails in the bathroom

Have step free access to the conference or function room

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Have TVs with captioning option

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)

Provide seating in common areas including reception area

Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges

Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth

Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)

Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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