The Deaf Experience on Display

Tour Of The Museum

Learn deaf culture through world-class exhibits and programming.

Founded on Principle

Since the National Deaf Life Museum’s founding by Dr. Jane Norman, Ph.D. (1939-2020), the National Deaf Life Museum has been dedicated to creating high-quality programming, advocating the open exchange of ideas, providing leadership in the presentation of deaf history, and being a scholarly resource to our visitors.

Our Exhibitions

Explore our selection of permanent and rotating exhibitions that will leave you informed and inspired by the Deaf community’s culture, heritage, and language.

Deaf Museums and Exhibitions

Explore our directory of Deaf Museums and Exhibits. Find a Deaf Museum near you, plan a visit, or browse online exhibitions to get the most out of the incredible resources at your disposal.

Deaf Historical Resources

With a history spanning more than 150 years, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Discover Gallaudet’s rich historical resources in addition to the research organizations, and historical collections that have helped promote and sustain accessibility to Deaf History.

Schuchman Center

The Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center offers a unique look into the deaf experience through film, photography, and narrative writing. Through these creative mediums, prepare to see the deaf experience as you’ve never seen it before.

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