Macerata Musei promotes accessibility to museums and cultural sites at all levels. It supports inclusiveness and breaks down any physical, cultural and social barriers. Education about the historical-artistic heritage of the city and getting access to knowledge for all visitors are among its purposes.
It cooperates with individuals, non-profit organisations and associations; it develops dedicated routes and provides all information for easy access to museum spaces.
- The museum is connected by public transport services: train, city bus, suburban bus. The connecting lines and hubs are equipped with wheelchair ramps.
- The museum is located 20 metres from the city bus stop. The route from the bus stop to the museum is on the tarmac.
- Reserved parking spaces are available within the building, subject to prior notice. from the museum.
Hospitality and services
- The museum is fully accessible.
- There are no stairs to the entrance.
- The route extends on three floors connected by stairs with handrails, stairlifts, and a lift.
- There are accessible toilets.
- The Box Office and Bookshop are located on the ground floor.
The museum route
- The route is signposted and there are no obstacles to mobility in the halls.
- A selection of relevant objects can be enjoyed tactilely, partly with bare hands and partly with gloves.
- Tactile objects are provided with Braille captions.
- Educational activities for schools and families are accessible to people having hearing, visual, psychic, hearing and visual impairments.
- The Civic Museums provide a guided tour service by qualified personnel upon request.
- There are texts in Braille as an aid for teaching activities to encourage blind people to participate.
The Earth Houses of Villa Ficana Ecomuseum
- The Earth Houses of Villa Ficana Ecomuseum is located in Macerata at Borgo Santa Croce. The hamlet is a pedestrian area that can be reached by car or public transport (Line 1 Urban Transport – Macerata).
- Outside the neighbourhood, there are free parking spaces (not reserved parking spaces) on the side of the street facing the main entrance.
- The museum is not fully accessible for wheelchairs: there are stairs to reach the Visitor Centre and access the upper floors of the buildings; there is also a step on the lower floors.
- Part of the material heritage kept at the Visitor Centre is accessible tactilely and through audio guides in different languages, available via the free app ‘izi.
- There are informative texts in Braille.
- There are no wheelchair-accessible toilets.
Archaeological site Helvia Recina
- There are PVA 3D prints of the theatre and funerary monuments.
- The route has special visitor cards in Braille.
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