Mackintosh At The Willow strive to make sure everyone can come and experience Mackintosh’s iconic Art Nouveau building in Glasgow and are delighted to now be able to offer a tactile tour for blind and deafblind visitors.
The building lends itself to this kind of experience, being full of leaded stained glass panels, handmade chairs, decorative sconces and ceramic tilework etc. As an added bonus since it is a tearoom there has been an opportunity to incorporate some of the 26 types of tea, engaging visitors’ sense of smell as well as touch.
Deafblind Scotland were the first to come along and try out the new tactile tour, giving it a resounding thumbs up. Thinking carefully about those communities who find it hardest to access heritage is just one way Scottish tourist attractions can continue to fly the flag as top places to visit for both locals and international visitors.
If you know someone who would like to come and visit, or have any ideas about how we can be more accessible, feel free to contact their Creative Learning Manager for a chat.