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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Tactual Museum

It is one of 4-5 Museums of its kind in the world. The main difference between the Tactual Museum and other Museums is the opportunity for all visitors to touch all the Exhibitsthat are copies of the originals displayed in other museums of our country.
Operation The Tactual Museum belongs to the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece. Mrs Geroulanou Zoe, member of LightHouse's Board of Directors and mrs Asideri Dimitra, manager of Lighthouse for the Blind, are in charge of the developement, operation and promotion of the Museum
Touch and LearnThe exhibits in the Tactual Museum, - statues, vessels, sculptures and useful artifacts -  are exact replicas of the originals which are displayed in the Museums of Greece, such as the National
 Archaeological museum, the Acropolis, Delphi, Olympia, Heraklion Museums and the Museum of Cycladic Art, dated back to the Cycladic, Minoan, Geometric, Archaic, Austere Rythm, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Feel the Beauty Visitors may touch and feel the statue of Aphrodite of Melos, Hermes of Praxiteles, Poseidon of Artemision, Delphi Charioteer, the Kouros of Volamandra, model of Athena on the Acropolis during the 5th century B.C. and others.

Byzantine Collection Tactual Museum, apart from its impressive ancient greek art collection, also includes a Byzantine section which consists of woodcarved temple, epitaphs and icons, as well as a model of a Byzantine Church and several religious artifacts.
Olympic Games education There is also a new exhibition which is dedicated to the education of the public regarding the Olympic Games and the ParaOlympics, which was introduced by the Culture Ministry's General Secretary of the Olympic Games. In the lobby (hall) can be found the Mascots and the symbols of the Olympic Games which have been reproduced in anaglyph form by the artist Maria Veropoulou, as well as relief maps of Athens with the Olympic Facilities pointed out.

Works of Art made by visually impaired individuals   In addition, the Tactual Museum is home to the sculpture of the recognized blind sculptor Petros Roukoutakis, as well as, Works of Art made by visually impaired individuals at Ceramic and Sculpture Studio of the Lighthouse for the Blind.


Visit the official website of the Tactual Museum


AddressDoiranis 198
Kallithea, 176 73
Τel.: (+30210) 941 5222
Fax: (+30210) 941 5271
e-mail: fteweb@otenet.gr
Visitors' entrance viaLighthouse for The Blind of Greece
Athinas 17, Kallithea, 176 73
Operation HoursMonday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: After Booking
Entrance: 2 € [Euro]
Free entrance for handicapped individuals and their escorts
Mobility problems The Museum is accessible to people with mobility problems. Access to the second floor by use of stair elevator.

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