Eureka! in Halifax is proud to be the first museum and visitor attraction in the UK to join the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme for visitors with hidden disabilities. Not all disabilities can be seen, so the scheme offers people with conditions such as autism, dementia or sensory impairment a way to be discreetly identifiable, just by wearing the lanyards, pin badges or other sunflower items.
The scheme, initially used across UK airports and rail networks and recently trialled by supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Tesco, has gathered increasing support countrywide. The free sunflower lanyards and wristbands can be requested at Eureka!, or any of the many locations now signed up to the scheme.
At Eureka!, disabled visitors can access a range of free support and services including fast-tracked admission, free admission for essential carers, use of a Changing Places facility and Chill Out Room, loan of ear defenders and regular free clubs for disabled children.