Museum Galleries

A museum exhibit featuring a case full of braille slates, a picture of a girl writing braille, and a reading rail with tools mounted to it

Visit the museum’s most popular attractions. 

The museum’s permanent galleries contain one of the world’s best collections of artifacts documenting education, literacy, and rehabilitation for people who are blind or visually impaired.

The Callahan Gallery

Enhance your understanding of how people with visual impairments experience the world by exploring the history and evolution of the education of people who are blind in this audio tour. Explore tactile printing and writing, Louis Braille, geography, math, science, Helen Keller, and more.

1883 Gallery

Discover the history of the American Printing House for the Blind. Understand how it grew from a modest beginning in a school basement to the largest manufacturer of education products for people with vision loss in the world in this audio tour.

Closeup of a museum exhibit panel with photographs of APH workers, large type text, and a monitor showing a video about a dog guide

Hall of Fame

Get to know the leaders and the legends of the blindness field in the Hall of Fame. Some are people you’ve heard about all your lives and others deserve better recognition for their contributions.

Triangular wooden stands in the Hall of Fame feature gold tone plaques with relief sculptures of people's faces