Accessibility

The Getty Villa is ADA accessible to all visitors.

Service Animals

Service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are welcome at the Getty Villa.

Seating and Resting Areas

Seating can be found throughout the site:

  • Entry Pavilion
  • Museum hallways
  • Some galleries
  • Outer Peristyle
  • Inner Peristyle
  • Herb Garden
  • Outdoor Classical Theater (facing the Museum entrance)

For People Who are Blind or Partially Sighted

Visual Descriptions Audio Tour

Available on GettyGuide® multimedia players, a visual descriptions audio tour offers detailed descriptions of selected works on display at the Villa.

GettyGuide multimedia players are available free of charge just inside the main entrance of the Museum.

Indoor Lighting

Lighting may be dimmed in galleries that contain photographs or drawings to protect the art.

Handling Sessions

Offered on select days and facilitated by a Museum educator, Handling Sessions invite you to touch replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries.

For People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Assisted Listening Devices

Free assisted listening devices (ALDs) are available for all tours, and for the Orientation Theater and Villa Auditorium. Each ALD has an ear piece that slips around the ear, and a clip that can be attached to clothing.

Induction Neck Loops

Free induction neck loops, which work with hearing aids that have a T-coil switch, are available at the Information and GettyGuide Desks as well as most event venues.

Infrared Sound Enhancement

The Villa Auditorium is equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems.

Open Captioning in English

Open captioning in English accompanies the introductory film shown in the Orientation Theater.

Sign Language Interpretation

Sign language interpretation is available on request. Requests must be made 14 days before your visit by contacting Visitor Services at TTY (310) 440-7305, (310) 440-7300, or by e-mail at visitorservices@getty.edu.

Text Transcriptions of Audio Tours

Text transcriptions of audio tours are available on tablet devices at the Information Desk.

Telephones

All pay phone banks have amplified volume. A TTY public telephone is available at the tour bus drop-off area, which is just outside Central Parking.

For People Using Mobility Aids

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are located in both Central and South garages and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Security staff can direct you to the closest parking available.

Standard Wheelchairs

Standard wheelchairs are available for free in the Entry Pavilion and at Museum Coat Check.

Wheelchair Seating

Front and rear row wheelchair seating is available at events in the Auditorium and the Outdoor Classical Theater for visitors using wheelchairs and for their companions. Please arrive early to reach this area before programs begin. Visitor Services staff will be available to assist you.

Accessible Facilities

Accessible facilities are available in all public restrooms at the Getty Villa.

Family restrooms are located next to the Museum Store and at the tour bus drop-off area, and include private facilities in which you can assist a companion.

Other Questions

For further information, call (310) 440-7300 or TTY (310) 440-7305, or e-mail visitorservices@getty.edu.