National Museum to launch Quiet Room dedicated to special needs children
SINGAPORE – As part of efforts to make cultural and heritage spaces more inclusive for those with additional needs, the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) will be introducing a Quiet Room as a retreat for special needs children.
Designed to provide a calm and relaxing setting for these children, who may experience over-stimulation from the outside environment, the 25 sq m room will be able to accommodate three to four families at any one time.
This was announced during a gala event on Thursday (July 5) at the museum hosted by French banking group BNP Paribas, the main sponsor of the room. The event also featured guest of honour, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies.