Thingamabobs and Whatchamacallits

Sunday 02 October 2022 to Sunday 20 November 2022 (DAILY event)

Overview

Have you got a drawer full of whosits, whatsits and thingamabobs at home? Have you seen a rusty device from a bygone age and wondered what it was for? Maybe you remember a strange old contraption…

Have you got a drawer full of whosits, whatsits and thingamabobs at home? Have you seen a rusty device from a bygone age and wondered what it was for? Maybe you remember a strange old contraption from your childhood.

The Thingamabobs and Whatchamacallits exhibition takes a closer look at some of the old odds and ends that once were useful tools. They have gathered gizmos, gadgets, contraptions and inventions – all of which were designed to help in some way. This exhibition will spark your curiosity, bring back old memories and you might even see something you recognise.

Weekdays 10:00am to 6:00pm. Weekends 10:00am to 3:00pm.

A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

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 hearing loop
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 a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
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 handrails on all your stairways
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have raised tactile buttons in your lifts
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth
Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Website meets WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
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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