If you have always been wondering what life is like for deaf people, at the Hands Up museum in Vienna, you get firsthand experience on sign language and the barriers — and benefits — that might come with it. This revealing and fun exhibition in the city center is where your adventure into a different way of using your hands begins – unless you’re a natural with sign language. Bring your friends for deaf-style karaoke!
You can walk through the museum on your own, everything is written out in German and English, but I highly recommend taking a tour (at no extra cost)! The exhibition guides are all deaf, and therefore able to give you authentic insights into what the world is like when you hear nothing – worry not, they are perfectly able to communicate with you. How? Well, you will have to go there yourself to understand.
It’s in the same building as Dialog im Dunkeln, the long-standing exhibition where you are guided through the dark by blind people to experience what the world is like for those who cannot see – at least not with their eyes 😉
A perfect pair of two revealing museums to visit one after the other. If your stay in Vienna is a short one, I recommend visiting Hands Up first because it is the only of its kind in the world – so far!
The team is out and about in the cause of inclusion and awareness-raising. Therefore, the exhibition is closed on these Tuesdays:
March 3, 10, 31
April 7, 28