The Tactual Museum was founded in Athens in 1984 aiming to offer visually impaired people the opportunity to know the Greek cultural heritage. The initiative for its establishment belongs to the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece and is located on Doiranis street in Kallithea.
It is one of only five museums of its kind in the entire world. Its unique feature is the fact that it allows visitors to touch the exhibits, which are exact replicas of original works of art exhibited in other Greek museums (National Archaeological Museum, Acropolis Museum, Delphi Museum, Olympia Museum etc.) and date back to the Cycladic, Minoan, Geometric, Archaic, Austere, Classic, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Visitors have the ability to touch and feel famous statues like Aphrodite of Milos, Hermes of Praxiteles, Poseidon, the Charioteer of Delphi, the Kouros of Volamandra, a 3D model of the Acropolis hill and many more.
Apart from its notable archaeological collection the Tactual Museum has also a Byzantine department and houses works of art made by visually impaired people.