Touch and Learn
The 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.
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.
To help visitors obtain the information they require regarding the exhibits,
an automatic tour guide has been created in both Greek and English.
There are also descriptive signs written in Braille and enlarged letters for partially sighted individuals.