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 interesting and fun new 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. Even so, you might learn something new here, or 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’ll have to go there yourself!
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 can’t see – at least not with their eyes 😉
A perfect pair of two revealing museums that you can visit one after the other, yet if you have a couple of days in the city I recommend splitting up your visits – it’s a lot of valuable information to process.