Thetford museum to hold Braille events

Adam Gretton A museum will celebrate the 200th birthday of a Frenchman who helped improve the life of millions of blind and visually-impaired people.

Adam Gretton

A museum will celebrate the 200th birthday of a Frenchman who helped improve the life of millions of blind and visually-impaired people.

Ancient House in Thetford will be staging a series of events in January to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille.

The museum in White Hart Street will hold an information fair between 10.30am and 3.30pm on Friday, January 9, with experts on hand from a range of organisations, including Link-Up talking newspaper, Cineworld cinemas, Theatre Royal Norwich and adult education.

Museum volunteer Justine Duffy will talk about life as a blind person and her role at Ancient House.

On Saturday, January 10, visitors can take part in a mobility maze workshop, use a Braille machine, meet a guide dog and take part in the museum's Braille trail.

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Call 01842 768500 for information.