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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle receive Autism Friendly Awards

Release date: Thursday, 25 July 2019

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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle have been awarded with Autism Friendly Awards by the National Autistic Society for the second and third time respectively, in recognition of the royal residences’ commitment to making their facilities as accessible as possible for visitors on the autism spectrum.

Royal Collection Trust has been commended for the provision of advance visitor information on its website, including photographs to guide visitors, details on quieter times to visit, advice about easy access through visitor routes and support for visitors during queueing and security. Visitor Services staff based at both residences receive Disability Confidence training as part of their induction, to ensure that every visitor has an enjoyable experience.

Recent events for visitors with autism have included a Quiet Evening at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, during which visitors could explore the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing in a calmer environment outside public opening hours.

Find out more about provisions for visitors with autism at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.