In the preserved building of 198 Doiranis Street in Kallithea, there is a Museum different from the others and it invites visitors to touch its exhibits and to feel their forms. The Tactual Museum was created with love for the visually impaired in order to bring them closer to Greece’s cultural heritage and every month more than 1,000 people visit it.
The two-storey building houses statues, vases, sculptures and everyday objects, copies of original artifacts exhibited in Greek Museums. There, the visitors have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with works of great cultural value by the Cycladic, Minoan, Geometric, Austere, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
The Tactual Museum was founded in 1984 by the association Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece. In 1988 it received the European Museum of the Year Award among 70 other European Museums. In 2004 it opened its doors to the general public and today is one of the five tactile museums worldwide.
Entrance for the visually impaired is free.
Tickets: 2 euros.
The museum is open daily from 9am to 2pm and on weekends after making the necessary arrangements with the museums’ management at 210-941 5222.