Understanding Our Area – People and Places was a cross-community project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme. It set out to increase the understanding and expression of our culture and history, our people and places, through museum collections, historic sites and cultural heritage using interpretation, arts and multimedia to create a peace building legacy. The initiative is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s PEACE IV Local Area Action Plan, funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, which is providing £3.5 million for community projects across the borough.
Between 2017 and 2019, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services supported a range of community-led projects, along with a range of events, showcases and resources exploring the history of the Causeway area.
Accessible Heritage – RNIB
This aspect of the Accessible Heritage project was a regional programme led by Museum Services in partnership with RNIB. It was designed to allow people with sight loss to gain hands-on access to different aspects of the borough’s past, and highlight how they experience history in these places. After visiting 12 heritage sites across the borough, the RNIB group worked in partnership with Glenshane Care Association to produce an heritage guide which is aimed at increasing accessibility to the heritage of the Causeway Coast and Glens and allowing people with additional needs and young families to make informed decisions about their visits. The RNIB participants also contributed to the accessibility report produced by Glenshane Care Association.
Hardcopies of the Accessible Heritage Guide are free and can be picked up from Visitor Information Centres across the Borough, or by contacting Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services through this website.
A digital copy of the accessibility report for site managers and the Accessible Heritage Guide may be downloaded from RESOURCES.