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Accessibility

Accessibility

An accessible museum means allowing our visitors to experience the thrill of discovery, sharing together moments of growth and deepening understanding.

Since we first opened our doors to the public in 2001, our aim has been to become a hub for families, schools, and children, offering a unique opportunity for play, hands-on experimentation, and on-site learning through socializing and fun experiences.

We recognize that everyone has different needs, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where children, families, and schools can actively participate in our activities.

Would you like to contribute to our accessibility improvements? Provide your feedback on how to make your visit more welcoming and enjoyable.

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Physical Accessibility

Parking

• the museum has a large car park, with two spaces reserved for people with disabilities, and can be reached from a road which starts from Via Flaminia and runs alongside the museum area;
• parking is free for visitors with a car with a badge, subject to validation of the voucher at the ticket office or in the exhibition hall;
• the two reserved parking spaces are adjacent to the play area and are about 100 metres from the exit and entrance door of the ticket office, about half of which are level and on a non-slip, coplanar surface. They are also about 70 metres from the pavilion door, through a path that for the first 50 metres corresponds to the same path leading to the ticket office (therefore coplanar and on level ground) and for the remaining 20 metres is on level ground on concrete;
• the bottom of the parking area, in correspondence with the reserved parking spaces, is coplanar.

Structure and access routes
• The museum consists of:
– 1 building on two levels connected by an internal staircase or by two different external routes which houses the ticket office, bookshop, toilet, bar and restaurant;
– 1 exhibition pavilion also on two levels connected by a helicoidal inclined ramp;
• the automatic glass entrance door at Via Flaminia 82 is 160 centimetres wide and leads directly into the Museum ticket office;
• the ticket counter is 80 centimetres high;
• next to the ticket office, a staircase of 9 steps leads to the bookshop, located on the second level of the building. The bookshop can also be accessed from outside, at the rear of the building about 25 metres away, through a door preceded by a step;
• from the lobby one can exit through
– an automatic glass door after which there is a ramp of 6 steps;
– a manual single-wing door 110 centimetres wide preceded by a ramp inclined in two sections with a non-slip bottom;
• the external area connecting the building with the pavilion has cobblestone paving and is mostly sloping;
• exiting the ticket office door preceded by the ramp, skirting the building for approximately 20 metres, with
maximum slope of around 10%, one arrives at the corner with the rear of the building where, after a level area, one finds the access door to the bookshop (on the upper level of the building);
• continuing from the corner of the building towards the pavilion, after a further 10 metres you come to a
a ramp of 7 steps (with a total length of approximately 8.5 metres), which arrives in front of the entrance to the pavilion.
pavilion;
• in order to avoid steps, one must skirt the hall building and then follow a path, which reaches a 12% gradient, up to the hall area.
slope, up to the pavilion area;
• the total distance between the ticket office exit door and the pavilion entrance door is approximately 70 metres
(of which the last 20 metres or so are level and on a concrete, coplanar surface).

The play area
• the outdoor area bordering the pavilion is used as a free play area: it is flat and the is flat and the paving, which is coplanar, is made of anti-trauma rubber in the play area and of fixed gravel in the
passageway to the parking area. There is a play area with an inclined ramp.

The exhibition pavilion
• the pavilion is on two levels connected by a helical inclined ramp with a gradient, in some sections, of around 15%;
• the bottom of the ramp is non-slip and the ramp is equipped with landings that interrupt the sloping sections; the
slope;
• the pavilion is accessed through a manual glass door, 190 centimetres wide, which is opened by the
staff at the beginning of each shift;
• the pavilion counter is 83 centimetres high;
• the smallest passage space within the entire pavilion is 90 centimetres;
• the two floors of the hall do not have any additional internal height differences;
• games and installations on the ground floor, if placed on platforms, are equipped with metal ramps with a
maximum slope of 12%, with handrails and protective kerbs.

Sensory Accessibility

Tactile maps
The tactile and place maps, which describe the Museum spaces, have been placed at
• the beginning of the parking area
• of the manual access door to the hall
• of the access area to the pavilion
• the information desk inside the pavilion;
• of the upper floor of the hall placed in front of the arrival of the inclined ramp.
An additional tactile map was placed near the access ramp to the toilets, inside the pavilion.
The tactile maps feature, in addition to Braille, enlarged characters and colour contrast.

Braille media

there are instructions or indications in Braille and in relief on the following displays:

– Sea of Creativity;
– Tangram;
– Talking Tubes;
– Meeting of Shapes;
– Rai Radio Kids
and the following play paths

– Market;
– The Garden
– Equal
– Mission Me
– Economiamo

• 7 tactile booklets are available to the public, 2 of which are in English, containing information and resources
relating to the Market and Kitchen Garden play paths as well as a tactile map of the ground floor of the pavilion;

• a ‘Children’s Rights’ path was created along the inclined ramp with articles from the
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Adolescent, for a total of 36 panels with text also in
Braille;

• outside and inside the exhibition pavilion videos are projected with welcome and useful information in LIS and IS.

Cognitive and Learning Accessibility

• a CAA orientation guide for adults and children is available in the museum and in a digital version;
• inside the museum there is a game map Mission Explora in CAA for adults and children, to be requested at the museum information desk


Digital Accessibility

• Updated website and online services following the AgID accessibility guidelines with features to facilitate information access.

Staff Training

Staff, recognisable by their uniform and/or name tag, have been trained on the issues of accommodating
people with disabilities in order to take individual needs into account.

Accessibility for Children

• the toilets have double seats, one of which is lowered for girls and boys;
• changing tables are present in all bathrooms;
• the information desk and ticket counter have a height suitable for girls and children;
• communication uses inclusive and gender-sensitive language;
• the green area is specially designed for the enjoyment of girls and children.

Access for Disabled Persons and Caregivers

Free of charge for
– minors 0-18 years + accompanying adult;
– adults with disability certification over 74%;
– adults with a certified disability of over 74% requiring continuous assistance + accompanying adult.
Book here for free admission


Access with Dogs

Guide dogs or assistance dogs are allowed in accordance with law 37/1974 and subsequent amendments.
Other dogs or animals are not allowed, as per internal regulations.


INFO

To achieve our goal, we have implemented measures to promote both physical and digital accessibility. Below is useful information about our services.

For any further information, please write to biglietteria@mdbr.it or call 063613776.

Museo dei Bambini S.C.S.
Via Flaminia, 80/86 – 00196 Roma – Italia
Codice Destinatario/SDI: M5UXCR1
Tel. +39 06 3613776
Fax +39 06 36086803
P.I./C.F 05504141002

Tel. +39 06 3613776
biglietteria@mdbr.it

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