Andover Museum

Andover Museum is a former town house built around 1750, and houses exhibitions telling the history of Andover from prehistory through to present day. The adjoining Museum of the Iron Age houses find from nearby Iron Age settlement Danebury Hill Fort.

26 January 2016
Arts, Hospitality, Recreation, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As a visitor attraction, we hope to ensure that our museum is suitable for people suffering with Dementia and their carers, and that we can provide a safe environment for them to visit that caters for their needs.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

As an independent charity working form a listed building, we have some constraints on what we can do to improve access to the building and how much funding we have available.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness raising for staff

    Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware.


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  • Working with local organisations

    Working more closely with local organisations to ensure we are offering something for people with Dementia  and carers which meets their needs.

  • Reminiscence activities

    Planning regular reminiscence activities using our collections with people with Dementia  and their carers/ families.

  • Dementia Friendly building

    Make sure our building is as Dementia friendly as possible, removing any obstructions which might limit access to our building and services.

  • Outreach

    Develop an outreach program for actvites suitable for people with Dementia who may not be able to access our building.