We are delighted to announce the Old Royal Naval College’s third shortlist of the year, this time to our incredible Visitor Experience team for the Accessible Visitor Experience of the Year award with the Visitor Experience Forum, a knowledge hub of problem solving, development and skills sharing for teams across the UK.

Newly created this year, the VE:Forum Awards allows museums, galleries and visitor attractions to be recognised for the amazing work they do to provide visitors with an exceptional experience. With five award categories, the Accessible Visitor Experience of the Year award recognises teams who focus on ensuring their attractions and events are accessible for all, with an emphasis on using initiative to embed and improve access into different projects.


The Old Royal Naval College works with a range of partners including VocalEyes and Stagetext, to create specialist tours for the blind and partially sighted, as well as the deaf and hard of hearing, to experience the magnificent Painted Hall ceiling in a unique way. You can read more about the range of tours here.

All winners within the five categories with be announced on Wednesday 8th August at a drinks reception in the Wellcome Collection. This is a great achievement for the Old Royal Naval College’s Visitor Experience team in recognition of their incredible work. We look forward to the announcement in August.