An audio touch tour with tactile pictures, touchable sculpture, musical scores in Braille, and an audio description is available for blind and partially sighted visitors.
An adapted audio guide for the exhibition is available for visitors with intellectual disabilities.
Internal listening: presentation of the bone conduction hearing instrument “Silence en mi majeur”
Beethoven’s deafness has fascinated people over the ages, sparking imaginings and explorations on the subject, and adding to the intrigue of this brilliant musician. In going deaf, Beethoven was considered to have received the extraordinary privilege of perceiving harmonies from on high, or in the words of Antoine Bourdelle, “hearing God”.
This bone conduction hearing device, an inspired acoustic creation by Samuel Aden, allows people to experience, like Beethoven in his day, a different manner of listening that is liberated from what is “outside the self” and uniquely clear-sighted.
It is located in the 3rd section of the exhibition.
This project has been made possible through support from the Gecina Foundation and the Fonds Handicap et Société.
Individual guided tours
Visitors with disabilities can join guided tours for the general public on weekends, with advance reservation. Please specify your specific needs so that the tour guide can accommodate you in the best possible conditions.
Guided group tours
The guided tour of the exhibition can be adapted to accommodate the specific needs of groups of visitors with disabilities, through the use of appropriate media materials. Hard of hearing visitors can request a lip reading tour with audiophones, in order to amplify the commentary and audio clips.
“Symphony of Senses” tour & workshop
After a general tour of the exhibition, the group attends a hands-on workshop where participants use real musical instruments to revisit one of Beethoven’s beloved works.