Accommodations for Individuals and Groups with Disabilities

Manual and motorized wheelchairs are available for use free on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations). The Pauley Center, the Studio School, elevators, telephones, and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible. If you need a wheelchair upon arrival, please ask a security officer.

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Touch Tours

Groups of visitors who are blind or partially sighted may experience works of art through pre-arranged touch tours facilitated by VMFA Education staff. Touch Tours are available to groups of adults and students (K–12) of 10–20 as staff and gallery space are available. These tours must be booked two months in advance. Contact Kathy Parrish 804.340.1575 or kathy.parrish@vmfa.museum 

Audio Tours

Audio Tours are available for selected exhibitions and the permanent collection onsite and on the museum’s website. Transcripts of current VMFA Audio Tours are available in Large Print for partially sighted visitors at the Visitor Services Desk.

Visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing

Sign Language Interpreters can be provided with four weeks notice for guided group tours. To book your guided tour and interpreter, please contact Tour Services at 804.340.1419 or tourservices@vmfa.museum at least 4 weeks in advance of your visit.

Audio Tours

Transcripts of audio tours are available for download from the museum’s website.