The Currier Museum of Art is committed to providing the most inclusive museum environment for all guests, including those with disabilities and special needs. Please refer to the services and programs listed below. If you have any additional questions, please contact Leah Fox, Director of Interpretation and Audience Engagement at 603.669.6144 x119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests with Limited Mobility
All public areas of the museum and Art Center are wheelchair accessible, and elevators are located throughout the building. All entrances to the museum, including the main entrance, are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and comfortable portable seating are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located in the lobby at the ticketing desk. Wheelchair-accessible lockers are available in the lobby coat check. Restrooms in the lobby and lower level are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair accessible water fountain is located outside of the restrooms on the lower level and in the lobby.
Accessible parking is available in the main parking lot, and automobiles can pull up to the main entrance to drop off individuals and groups.
GUESTS WHO ARE DEAF OR HAVE HEARING LOSS
Sign language interpreters can be arranged for any public program with at least two weeks notice. Please call 603.669.6144 x119 to schedule.
All interpretive videos are captioned or a written transcript is provided. A new mobile audio tour includes captioned information about select artworks in the collection. FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for many public programs and tours of the museum.
Enjoy exploring the collection in more depth with a new mobile tour that includes written captions of audio stops. Available on a hand-held device free with museum admission through the Guest Services Desk or on your personal smartphone at http://currier.toursphere.com. Mobile tours are supported by the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation and the Badger Fund. Additional assistance provided by New Hampshire Public Radio.
GUESTS WHO ARE BLIND OR HAVE LOW VISION
Guided touch tours and verbal description tours of the museum and Zimmerman House can be arranged with two weeks notice. Call 603. 669.6144 x119 to schedule.
Guide dogs are welcomed in the museum and Zimmerman House.
The museum visitor’s guide is available in large print and Braille. Any other museum brochures, Calendar, and inFocus can be provided in Braille or large print by request in advance. Braille visual descriptions of key works in the collection are available at the Guest Services desk.
The Discovery Gallery on the main level often offers tactile learning opportunities. Please contact the museum for information about the current Discovery Gallery installation.
The Currier is thrilled to launch a new mobile tour of highlights from all areas of the museum's collection. Developed in partnership with the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, this audio tour features in-depth visual description of each of the sixteen works on the tour. Related printed material are available in alternate formats. This program is available as a hand-held device at the Guest Services Desk or on your personal smartphone at http://currier.toursphere.com. Mobile tours are supported by the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation and the Badger Fund. Additional assistance provided by New Hampshire Public Radio.
GUESTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR DEMENTIA
Alzheimer's Cafe: Join us for a fun, informal gathering every month for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their loved ones and caregivers. Alzheimer’s Cafés provide a safe place to gather and socialize while helping to remove the stigma of a disease that isolates so many people. The Currier provides another delightful layer to the program: access to a world-class collection of art.
There is no cost to attend the Alzheimer’s Café. No reservations required.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Jane Oneail at 603-669-6144 x 149 or email email@example.com.
Accessible Tour and Studio Programs
Group tours are can be scheduled for audiences with disabilities and special needs, including those with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, and mental illness. Tours emphasize discussion, include tactile learning opportunities, and can be customized according to your group’s specific needs. A museum staff member or volunteer docent may be scheduled to visit your school or organization in advance of your visit, and art-making opportunities can follow any tour. Please visit our tour programs page for more information and to schedule a group visit.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT-DESIGNED ZIMMERMAN HOUSE:
All tours of the Zimmerman House begin at the museum and travel by van to the House. The van is equipped with a lift and can accommodate two wheelchairs.
Due to the intimate nature of the House, many rooms and passageways are very narrow. The maximum size for manual or power wheelchairs in the house is 30" wide and 45" at the longest pont. If a visitor has a wheelchair larger than these dimensions and can safely tranfer a 30" by 45" chair can do so at the museum before the tour begins. Please indicate this need upon registering for a tour. For those rooms that are not wheelchair accessible, photographs are available.
The following areas at the House are wheelchair accessible: carport, entry hallway toward the Garden Room, dining loggia, entrance to workspace, outdoor patio (weather permitting).
The following spaces are not wheelchair accessible: entry hallway toward guest room, workspace, master bedroom and bath, guest room and bath.
In order to preserve the historic Zimmerman House, all guests to the House are required to wear disposable shoe covers upon entering the house. Portable stools are available at the Zimmerman House since the furniture is not available for use.
Restrooms are not available at the House. Tours typically last 90 minutes and visitors are encouraged to use restrooms at the museum in advance.
CURRIER MUSEUM ART CENTER
The Currier Museum Art Center is an accessible facility. Disabled parking is available in the Art Center parking lot. All studios and public areas in the Art Center are wheelchair accessible. Accommodations for children and adults with disabilities can be made with advanced notice.
The Art Center also offers Art from Art for groups of students who are unable to attend Art Center-based classes or would benefit from specially-designed programs at the Art Center. This is a creative arts program consisting of four weeks of multi-media art lessons focusing on the Currier Museum of Art’s collection. This program is particularly suitable for after-school programs, and children and adults with disabilities.
Please see the Art Center catalogue for descriptions of specific courses and workshops. To discuss the possibility of scheduling an Art From Art program for your organizations, or to discuss any specific needs, please call 603.669.6144 x112.