Special Science Exhibition for the Blind


    THE first exhibition in Great Britain solely for blind persons is being held at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, S.W.7, during June 11–26. If has been organised by the Science Museum in conjunction with the National Institute for the Blind and suitable exhibits covering a wide range of pomflar science are available for examination by blind visitors. The exhibition includes models and apparatus relating, for example, to the many forms of transport (railways, shipping and aircraft), to mining, the textile industries, hand and machine tools, time measurement, meteorology, printing and typewriting. Descriptive labels, transcribed into Braille, explain the exhibits, and printed labels are available for escorts to read to those not pro-ficient in Braille. As the Exhibition is intended solely for the blind and partially sighted, it is not open to normally sighted members of the public unless acting as escorts to blind visitors. The Exhibition is free and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. (Sundays 2.30–6 p.m.).

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    Special Science Exhibition for the Blind. Nature 163, 948 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/163948c0

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