Things to do at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac


Things to do at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Anyone can visit the permanent collections and exhibitions alone or with family or friends, according to their needs and desires.

The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac displays permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The museum also includes the Jacques Kerchache Reading Room, the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre, a cinema, a multimedia library and a large garden.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo by Alexandra Lebon

Visiting Independently

All areas are accessible to all visitors. “La Rivière” (The River) is a long leather pathway through the permanent collections, offering a number of interactive tools and seats. It also helps visitors to find their way around the collections.

Major exhibitions include several accessibility features: tactile reproductions of works with audio commentary, an introductory video in French sign language, large-print and “easy to read and understand” room guides, and outlets for plugging in headphones or magnetic loops.

The museum offers audio guides, game-booklets, exploration guides  and apps to accompany your visit, available free at reception in the entrance hall.

The cloakroom can loan wheelchairs, walking frames, seat-sticks, push chairs, magnifying glasses, binoculars, torches and steps free of charge (no reservation).

Attending an Activity or Event

The museum offers a wide range of activities which are accessible to everyone or designed for a specific disability: guided tours, narrated tours and workshops. These activities are led by specialist guides and enable visitors to explore the permanent collections and exhibitions.

Find out about the themes for guided tours,  narrated tours and workshops.

Each semester the program includes lip-reading and LPC guided tours, descriptive and tactile tours, tours in French sign language and tours for mentally-disabled persons. In addition, workshops and other activities which are accessible to everyone are scheduled regularly.

Attend an event

The Jacques Kerchache Reading Room runs accessible events and talks. View the full programme here.

The museum also hosts performances, concerts, screenings and conferences in the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre and the cinema.

These two venues are equipped with designated wheelchair spaces. Hearing loops available on loan free of charge for all these events, and interpretation in French sign language and audio description for some.

Discover the performances, events and cinema programme

Discover the conference programme for the Open University

To plan your visit, go to the page « Useful information» for visitors with disabilities.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo by Alexandra Lebon