Tours at the Ohio Craft Museum

If you are planning on bringing a group of five or more to our gallery space, please call to make reservations- 614-486-4402. Weekday evening tours for five or more people can be arranged with a reservation- email for more information.

Audio Described Touch Tours

Tuesday, September 25th
6:30-7:30 pm

The Ohio Craft Museum is offering one audio-described touch tour of Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home exhibition.

Designated for visitors with visual impairments and their companions, the tours offer the ability to experience the richness and diversity of the works on display. The guide, Jane Ehrenfeld, will combine verbal descriptions of the works with the tactile experience of touching samples of materials, facsimiles or the artworks themselves.

Participants are invited to come early to work on ongoing service projects in the new exhibition space. Visitors are invited to lend a hand in making fleece blankets and plastic bedrolls for central Ohioans in need. Visitors can also make a tiny house ornament to hang on the community tree, with donations going to the YWCA family shelter in Columbus.

Private group tours are also available for groups of eight people or more- either audio described touch tours, or educator-led, conversation-based gallery tours without audio descriptions. To schedule a group tour, please email

Space is limited for this free program and registration is required; Register online here, or call the museum at (614) 486-4402 or email to be put on our mailing list for when new tours are announced. Funded by Eye Designs of Grandview.




What Is An Audio Described Touch Tour? 

An audio described touch tour is a tour of an exhibit that combines audio or verbal description of visual objects with the tactile experience of touching the art (when permissible) or replicas, facsimiles or other props that assist visitors who are blind or visually impaired as well as other tactile learners in forming a fuller impression of the materials.

The describer provides imagery using detailed language, but does not interpret the material.  In a gallery or museum setting, some interpretive information may be included if provided by the curator or artist, but the tour is intended to give comparable access to the art as would be available to any other visitor.


Virtual Audio Tour- Best of 2017

Follow this link to find the verbal descriptions of works used in our Best of 2017 audio described touch tour.


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