Since its creation, the Musée d’art contemporain de Haute-Vienne has been offering a range of activities especially for visitors with specific needs.

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The museum is continuing its efforts to ensure ease of access for all and to tailor its offer to reflect not only the possible social, cultural or economic difficulties experienced by visitors, but also motor skill, sensory, psychological and intellectual difficulties. The outreach department tailors visits to suit the requirements of each group (visits only, visits combined with a workshop, fun visits etc.). The museum also has a huge well-equipped educational area reserved for use by groups and for workshops, as well as a documentation centre.

Young children

The museum has focused on welcoming young children through its partnerships with the Rochechouart young children’s services and the childcare services in Saint-Laurent-sur-Gorre.

A special package has been developed for very young children (1 to 3 years old) which includes fun workshop visits for each new exhibition. Exploring the works within the museum is an opportunity to develop curiosity and encourage awareness. Each visit is a chance to explore, share and encourage artistic awareness. The workshops are a perfect time to experiment with material, colour and shapes using the exhibited works as a starting point.

Visitors with disabilities

Visitors with disabilities are able to visit the exhibitions only or to take part in workshop visits.

The renovation of the museum in 2001 provided an opportunity to make the whole building accessible to people with reduced mobility and to extend the support we were able to offer to all visitors through the introduction of innovative measures and customised workshops.

Visitors who would like to are able to benefit, by appointment only, from a personalised welcome and guided tour of the castle and museum. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. Seat sticks are available to help make the visit easier (self-service at reception).

Workshop visits require a certain amount of preparatory time with the outreach department and those accompanying visitors with specific needs. These activities can take place over several sessions, with the possibility of the museum outreach worker travelling offsite. Over the last few years, specific projects have been carried out in collaboration with various establishments catering for the needs of children and young people with special educational needs.

Retirement homes and activities in a medical environment

An adapted itinerary is proposed (visits only or visits combined with a workshop) for the exhibitions presented at the museum. Please note that seat sticks are available to help make the visit easier.
The outreach department has already organised events for hospital environments, notably in collaboration with occupational therapists. These activities can take place over several sessions, with the possibility of the museum outreach worker travelling offsite.

Social domain

For many years, regular and one-off partnerships between the museum and the Maisons du Département (Educational Action in an Open Environment department), the Secours populaire in Haute-Vienne and other associations working in the social domain have been offering young people and adults in difficulty an opportunity to experience a new way of accessing the world and the possibility of developing their artistic awareness by taking part in visits and workshops that have been created for them around the exhibitions.

Reservations & information


To organise your visit or to request information, you can contact our outreach department:

  • By phone: 05 55 03 77 77
  • By mail using the contact form below:

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