Touch Tours allow visitors with vision impairments to enjoy a guided, hands-on exploration of art. During Touch Tours, both the docent and the visitor wear gloves to examine selected works from the Walters’ collection. Vivid descriptions and discussions of paintings allow visitors with vision impairments to engage more fully with the art.
Use the button below to register for a group tour and be sure to select the touch tour option. Minimum group size is five. Four to six weeks advance registration is required.
Register for a Group Tour
The Walters has received national recognition for our commitment to serving the blind and partially-sighted community through our collaboration with the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Visitors with early-stage memory loss and their care partners are invited to attend this free tour. A trained docent will lead participants in a conversation about highlights of the collection. Tours are available every fourth Friday of the month, from 1:30–3 p.m. Space is limited and registration is required.