Sign language

Get a basic introduction to British Sign Language by learning how to finger-spell the alphabet, plus a few other handy signs.

Learn to communicate in a different way. Watch our staff member Leanne and be inspired to have a go at signing!

Watch this short video to learn to finger-spell the alphabet and how to say your name. You can even find out how to say a special thank-you to the NHS! We think British Sign Language (BSL) is the perfect skill to try during lockdown – the only thing you need is your hands!

As well as working at Eureka! as a Visitor Services Assistant Manager, Leanne is currently studying for her level 3 in BSL. She also trains staff to learn some basic signs to help make the museum inclusive.

Watch our video below and get involved. We’d love to see you have a go at signing your name!

Send us or share your pictures and videos using #EurekaAtHome and we’ll share on our social media feeds too.

British Sign Language logo

BSL logo

Sign Language is a visual means of communicating using gestures, facial expressions, and body language. It’s used mainly by people who are Deaf or have hearing impairments.

If you’d like to find out more about this amazing language, check out the BSL website. 


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