Address

1109 5th Avenue, NY 10128

Phone Number

(212) 423-3225

Date Visited

09/26/2015

Website

Link to Website

The Jewish Museum

Description

The handicapped entrance to the Jewish Museum is immediately to the right of the main entrance. Ring bell for assistance.  All four floors are easily accessible by large elevators.  Galleries are easy to traverse with benches in some of them.

All  public restrooms include accessible stalls. The restrooms are easy to enter and exit.

A café, located on the lower level, is easily accessible.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Location of handicapped entrance:  immediately to the right of main entrance
    Doors:  push button for assistance
    Number of floors:  4
    Elevators:  2
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  staircase to each floor
    Width of aisles:  easily accessible
    Places to sit:  seats in some galleries
    Location of restrooms:  main, 2nd, 4th floors, and lower level
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  fair
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  cafe on lower level
    Friendliness of staff:  helpful
    Notes:  The Museum does not have a dedicated parking facility

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The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 5th Avenue, NYC. We had visited the Chagall Museum in Nice and wanted to see the Chagall exhibit that was on view here. The Jewish Museum is a wonderful space that is truly accessible to all.  Its permanent collection is “something to behold” and their temporary exhibitions are usually fascinating.


We found the handicapped entrance immediately to the right of the main entrance. There is a bell to ring for assistance. Once inside we headed for one of the large elevators that takes visitors to all floors. We found all galleries open and easy to traverse, with benches in some of them.


All restrooms include accessible stalls. The restrooms were easy to enter and exit.


After our viewing we went down to the lower level for a snack at the “Lox at Café Weissman”,  also easily accessible.


The Museum has standard wheelchairs available to reserve on a limited basis. Check the website for details.


On its site the Museum states that it “strives to ensure that all of its programs, galleries, and public facilities are accessible to the widest possible audience.” One only has to look at the availability of programs listed under “accessibility” to see the far ranging efforts this Museum has made to include everyone.


As always we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.thejewishmuseum.org, to “know before you go.”



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