If this is the first time you read or hear something about a Touch Museum in Greece, do not worry you are not the only one.
Established in 1984, is located in the old neoclassical building of the "Lighthouse for the Blind" , on Doiranis 198 in Kallithea. Although in 1999 it was destroyed by an earthquake, it reopened after renovation in March 2004 and today is one of the five touch Museums in the world. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that visitors are able to touch exhibits, replicas of famous originals exposed to other museums in our country, such as the statue of Aphrodite, Hermes of Praxiteles, Neptune, the Charioteer of Delphi, the statues of Volamandras and more. In the Museum are also housed renowned sculptures of blind sculptor Peter Roukoutakis and projects created by students in the workshop Ceramics and Sculpture of the "Lighthouse for the Blind".
According to the visitors the experience is unique. Tapping with your hands only the exhibits without seeing them, maybe feels strange at the beginning, but soon the imagination starts working, the other senses replace the one missing and you can see a new world full of sensations and images.
In 1988 he received the award of the European Museum of the Year among 70 others European museums.