Accessibility

General Information

The staff at the Information Desk, located to the left as you enter the building, and Gallery Guides posted around the museum are available to answer any questions about your visit at the museum.

Daily tours are a valuable resource for insight into various areas of the museum. Schedule may vary, so please call ahead or check the calendar for scheduled tours. If you have any further concerns regarding your visit, please call 212 423 3618 or e-mail us at visitorinfo@guggenheim.org.

Accessible Public Transportation

The closest subway station is the 4/5/6 at 86th Street. The closest subway station that meets ADA accessibility guidelines is Grand Central, 42nd Street. M1, M2, M3, and M4 buses equipped with wheelchair lifts stop between 86th and 87th streets on Madison Avenue going uptown and on Fifth Avenue going downtown. For more information about public transit accessibility, please visit mta.info/accessibility.



For Visitors with Limited Mobility

  • Wheelchair icon Entrance

    The museum is wheelchair accessible except for the High Gallery, which is at the top of the first ramp and accessible by two low stairs. Partial view of the High Gallery is possible from the first rotunda ramp. The Wright restaurant can be accessed via the outdoor ramp or from the indoor chair lift. Please ask a security guard to assist you.

  • Wheelchairs

    Standard manual wheelchairs are available; please ask a security guard at the entrance for assistance. No reservation necessary.

    An individual assisting a person in a manual wheelchair can be granted a free admission ticket.

    Electric wheelchairs are allowed in the museum.

  • Restrooms

    Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are available on the ground floor and on Annex Level 7.

  • Elevator

    Elevators are available from the ground floor.

  • Ramp Slope

    The grade of the ramp is 3 degrees.

  • Accessibility for Ticketed Events

    Wheelchair accessible seating is available for all events at the Guggenheim. Please call the box office to reserve wheelchair accessible seats at 212 423 3587. When all non-accessible seats have been sold, tickets for accessible seats may be sold to members of the general public who do not need the specific features of accessible seats.

For Visitors who are Blind or Have Low Vision

  • Audio tour icon Multimedia Guides

    The Guggenheim app covers special exhibitions, selections from the permanent collection, and the architecture of the building. The app includes Verbal Descriptions for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Select Verbal Description guides include accessory touch object packs and recorded interactions with museum visitors who are blind; a selection of the Verbal Description tour of the Thannhauser Collection is available online. The app is compatible with VoiceOver on iOS devices and T-coil compatible. Please ask the staff at the Multimedia Guide desk for assistance. Please note that no devices will be distributed after 5:15 pm.

  • Large print icon Large Print

    Large- and regular-print versions of our guide are available at the admissions desk. Large-print transcriptions of the Multimedia Guide are available at the audio desk.

  • Service dog icon Service Animals

    Service animals are welcome at the museum.

  • View the schedule for our Mind’s Eye Tours, offered to partially sighted and blind adults.

  • Note: Lighting in the galleries may be dimmed to protect the art.


For Visitors who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • ADA symbol for access for hearing loss & large print Multimedia Guides

    The Guggenheim App covers special exhibitions, selections from the permanent collection, and the architecture of the building. The app has transcripts of all tour stops and is T-coil compatible. Please ask the staff at the Multimedia Guide desk for assistance. Please note that no devices will be distributed after 5:15 pm.

  • Infrared assistive listening device icon Peter B. Lewis Theater

    Infrared assisted listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for all performances and lectures. Please ask an usher for assistance.

  • ASL interpretation icon ASL Interpretation

    ASL interpretation is provided for specified tours and gallery programs.

 

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