Autism Friendly Guide

The Tyama exhibition is a high sensory immersive experience.

  • There are multimedia projections on the floors, walls and ceiling, and soundtracks including voices, music, and sound effects in each of the spaces in the exhibition. Some sounds and multimedia are triggered by movement of the visitor.
  • There are intense and flashing lights which may affect visitors with photosensitivities and people on the autism spectrum.
  • There are also dark spaces, mist and fog, and some spaces are covered with mirrors from floor to ceiling.
  • No touching is allowed in the space.
  • The exhibition experience is timed, and there is not an option to leave and return at one visit.
  • It may be busy during peak times such as school holidays and weekends. If you wish to visit when it is less crowded, between 2pm and 4.15pm Monday to Thursday in non-school holiday times might be best. The last entry to the exhibition is at 4.15pm.
  • The museum has not currently scheduled low sensory exhibition times. We welcome the use of headphones in the gallery if that may assist the experience.

Should you decide to visit Melbourne Museum, there are online resources for families with children on the spectrum. Please visit the museum website:

The social story for the exhibition will be available soon.

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