Tours of temporary exhibitions and permanent collections are offered in collaboration with a sign language interpreter (LSF), by appointment.
As part of its involvement in the ‘Museum at your Fingertips’ network, the Musée de la Chartreuse has chosen to focus on architectural heritage.
Indeed, the museum is housed in a former Carthusian monastery, a huge building constructed from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, which has retained its original monastic buildings: the cloister, chapel, refectory and chapter house. The museum has created tactile models made up of moving parts that allow visually-impaired visitors to gain an understanding of the location of the different buildings and the different periods of construction.
In addition, the museum organizes workshops which feature a collection of selected works ranging from stones from the Middle Ages to nineteenth-century sculpture to the furniture symbolic of important eras in the history of art. Orientation tables equipped with audio commentary, tactile markers and explanations in Braille provide visitors with additional information.
Touch tours are available to individual visitors. A combined tour and workshop is available by appointment (contact the secretary’s office for details).
The museum welcomes people with developmental or learning disabilities and provides personalized support from professionals. Through appropriate techniques, visitors are encouraged to express their feelings and impressions of their visit, thereby favouring the development of perception and contributing to the development of the children or adults concerned.
This service is currently available in French only.