Since its opening in 2000, the staff has been committed to making the Abattoirs Museum accessible and inclusive. Sensitive devices, specific visits and facilities have been designed for everyone.
People with disabilities have free priority access to the Abattoirs.
Public with motor disabilities
The museum is accessible to people with reduced mobility (PMR) by metro (Saint-Cyprien-République stop, line A), by bus (Saint-Cyprien-République stop, lines 13, 14, 31, 45, 66) and by car (three disabled parking spaces near the museum, allée Charles Malpel). On request, it is possible to bring adapted vehicles into the building's courtyards
The entire museum, the auditorium, the cloakrooms and the toilets are accessible via lifts. Wheelchairs, cane seats and pushchairs are available on request at the museum reception.
Blind and visually impaired visitors
- Documents presenting the Abattoirs in Braille and large print are available on request from the museum reception.
- Two models showing the architecture of the Abattoirs with explanations in Braille are available in the basement next to the cloakrooms.
- A tactile device with explanations in Braille and audio headsets for Pablo Picasso's “La dépouille du Minotaure en costume d'Arlequin” (1936) is available in the basement (-2).
The tactile tour
The tactile visit is a different approach to the Abattoirs, a sensory discovery of the works.
For more information, contact the Institut des Jeunes Aveugles de Toulouse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2014 "Atout soleil" award
The museum was rewarded for its attention to the public excluded from cultural circuits, and in particular its artistic expression workshops for visually impaired or blind teenagers. The "Atout Soleil" prize is awarded each year to the projects judged to be the most innovative and most effective on a given theme.
2007 "Museums for All" prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture and the Handicap/Tourism labels.
The library is open to all by reservation, audio headsets and enlargement software are available on the computers.
Deaf and hard of hearing visitors
Magnetic loops are available on request at the museum reception. The videos presented in the exhibitions are subtitled. Videos presenting the exhibitions in French sign language (LSF) are available on the Abattoirs website: “Signer l'art”
Guided tours in French sign language (LSF) are systematically offered during the Night of the Museums. They are also available on reservation: contact Juliette Dalle at email@example.com
Mentally handicapped people
Documents presenting Les Abattoirs and the exhibition in “Facile À Lire Et À Comprendre” (FALC) are available on request from the museum reception.
Documents presenting the Abattoirs and the exhibition in Facile À Lire Et À Comprendre (FALC) are available on request at the museum reception desk and can be sent before or after the visit, on request.
For further information, contact Laurence Darrigrand, who is responsible for accessibility at Les Abattoirs: firstname.lastname@example.org