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Accessibility

The Getty Villa is ADA accessible to all visitors.

Service animals, such as a guide dog for the blind, are welcome at the Getty Villa.

Seating and resting areas are available throughout the site—in the Entry Pavilion, Museum hallways, some galleries, the Outer Peristyle, the Inner Peristyle, the Herb Garden, as well as the Outdoor Classical Theater (the 400-seat ampitheater facing the Museum entrance).

For further information, call (310) 440-7300 or TTY (310) 440-7305, or e-mail us at visitorservices@getty.edu.

For the Blind or Visually Impaired

A GettyGuide® multimedia player is available free of charge in the Atrium on the first floor of the Museum. The device features audio commentary from curators and conservators on over 150 works of art.

Lighting in exhibition galleries containing photographs or drawings may be dimmed to protect the art.

Touch Statue
Visitors can touch the Touch Statue, a replica of a sculpture of Venus by Antonio Canova from 1820.

Visitors are invited to touch a 20th-century replica of Venus, sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1820. Carved of marble, the statue features a variety of textures and forms.

Find the touch statue at the end of the Outer Peristyle. Explanatory labels are provided in braille. Download a map of the Getty Villa site (PDF, 2pp., 1.6MB).

Handling Sessions

Offered on select days and facilitated by a Museum educator, Handling Sessions invite you to touch replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries. Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa.

Learn more and see a schedule of upcoming sessions.

For the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Free assisted listening devices (ALDs) are available for all tours, and for the Orientation Theater. Each ALD has one ear piece that slips around the ear, and a clip that can be attached to clothing.

Induction neck loops, which work with hearing aids that have a T-coil switch, are available free of charge at the Information and GettyGuide Desks as well as most event venues.

The Villa Auditorium is equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems. ALDs and neck loops are also available free of charge at this location.

Open captioning in English is provided in the introductory film, which is shown in the Orientation Theater by the Atrium (just inside the Museum entrance, to the right).

Sign language interpretation is available on request. Requests must be made 10 days in advance by contacting Visitor Services at TTY (310) 440-7305, (310) 440-7300, or by e-mail at visitorservices@getty.edu.

Text transcriptions of audio tours are available on tablet devices at the Information Desk.

All payphone banks and have amplified volume. A TTY public telephone is available at the tour bus drop-off area. Visitor Services or security staff can direct you.

For Those with Mobility Impairments

Accessible parking spaces are located in both Central and South garages and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Security staff can direct you to the closest parking available.

Standard wheelchairs are available for free in the Entry Pavilion.

Front and rear row wheelchair seating is available at events in the Auditorium and the Outdoor Classical Theater for visitors using wheelchairs and for their companions. Please arrive early to reach this area before programs begin. Visitor Services staff are available to assist you.

Accessible facilities are available in all public restrooms at the Getty Villa. Family restrooms, located adjacent to the Museum Store and at the tour bus drop-off area, include private facilities in which you can assist a companion.

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