About Museum for All

Members of the ARCHES Project (2016-19)
Museums For All - visitors with special needs
Vilamuseu floor maps
Visitor sitting on bench in the museum
The last years have been difficult for all of us, and especially for those who work in culture. European museums have reopened after Covid and some have more visitors than ever. But are they Museums for All?

We are not only talking about the classic categories of disabilities. What about free wifi, open data policy, gluten-free and vegan food options, bicycle parking, gender-neutral language, and childcare?

Most big institutions have already learned the lesson and adapted to new visitor profiles, on site and online. To help the many thousands of smaller museums all over Europe, we have founded Museum For All, an initiative that started in Spain and Austria 10 years ago. But many things have changed since then. So we started from scratch again in 2021, with a newly designed Database, strong partners and yet, the same vision: To make museums accessible for all publics.

We will not talk about dis-, but rather about different abilities, and highlight what we CAN experience, our focus called Access Preferences.

Think of the Louvre: A great example of an inclusive museum that even has even adapted our terminology and calls itself a museum for all. They allow guide dogs, they have childrens’ programs, free Wifi, audio guides, wheelchairs, and many food options. But to find all this, you have to look in many places on their web page.

With our new database you will be able to find all this in one place and compare it to other museums in your region. And plan your visit. Open, transparent, accessible, inclusive, collaborative, friendly, responsible and fair. This is Museum For All.

If you work in a museum yourself, and wonder how your institution could be a museum for all, please drop us a line at info@museumforall.eu. If you want to get involved in the fight against Climate Change, consider to join the Museum For Future network.