Visual impairments

Visual impairments

Visually-impaired or blind visitors are welcome at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Adapted activities are scheduled regularly and we also offer various tools for visitors who prefer to discover the museum independently.

Prepare your Visit

Entrance to the museum is free for you and a companion and you also enjoy a reduced rate for guided tours.

Groups also benefit from a reduced rate for activities.

More information can be found under “Practical Information” and in the Practical Guide designed for visually-impaired visitors.
This is available at museum reception or via download here (pdf, 82 KB).

Magnifying glasses, binoculars and torches can be borrowed from the cloakroom in exchange for ID.

Welcome agents are available to guide you or accompany you if required.

Adapted IT equipment is available in the Jacques Kerchache Reading Room and the Multimedia Library, including a reading machine and IT stations equipped with screen reader, speech synthesis, Braille display and scanner.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo by Cyril Zannettacci

Cultural Activities

Discover the museum and exhibitions alone or with family or friends.

Two descriptive and tactile guided tours are held each semester.

Narrated tours and workshops are scheduled regularly, as well as a number of concerts and performances, some of which are audio-described.

The Jacques Kerchache Reading Room hosts accessible encounters:

  • “Shared Readings in the Dark”
  • Adventure of a Work in the Dark” sessions to discover an object from the collections through sound and touch.
  • Encounters, lectures, debates and more..

Please consult the calendar to view all accessible activities and events.

Tools for an Independent Visit

A 3D model and tactile maps allow you to find your way around the museum. These are situated at the entrance of the garden on quai Branly, in the main hall to the left of the entrance and at both ends of the “La Rivière” pathway in the permanent collections.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo by Nicolas Borel

« La Rivière » Exhibition Path

Situated in the heart of the permanent collections, this path allows you to visit the museum independently, offering a combination of audio and tactile displays. A specific audio guide journey accompanies this discovery; you can borrow this free of charge from the audio guide counter in the main hall.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo by Didier Gauducheau

Tactile Exploration Guide

The tactile journey allows visitors to explore 7 objects from the collections.

It consists of a tactile booklet and an audio guide journey which guides you through the museum and accompanies the tactile interpretation.

The booklet and audio guide are available on loan free of charge from museum reception.

You can also download and print the journey at home:

 

The Image Whisperers

In partnership with the CRTH (Centre Recherche Théâtre Handicap), the museum allows you to visit the museum or attend a performance accompanied by an Image Whisperer.
Find out more about the Image Whisperers on 01 42 71 17 87.
Free. Reservation at least 15 days in advance.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo by Didier Gauducheau

Discover the Museum in a Group

Organizations, schools and specialist institutions can book an activity for groups on a preferred date. Book at least 15 days in advance and provide useful information on your group so that the guide can adapt the tour as required.

Please view the “Visiting in a Group” page to prepare for your visit.