Members of the Public with Disabilities


The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum for everyone

In 2013, at the 3rd “Patrimoines Pour Tous” award, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum won a special mention. This award given by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication rewards an approach of excellence in the areas of accommodating and providing interpretation for persons with motor, visual, auditory or mental disabilities.

The museum offers guided tours of its collections aimed at all members of the public, in all its diversity. These discovery and themed tours can be followed by a visual arts workshop and/or a performing arts workshop (theatre, mime, circus, music and sound).

These packages are adapted to all types of disability, children and adults.

Accessible tours

The discovery tour

  • The audio description discovery tour offers an introduction to the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec via a chosen itinerary. It is based around a maximum of five works and has the aim of showing you the originality and singularity of the artist.
  • The discovery tour in sign language, conducted by a deaf interpreter, allows you to discover all the collections of the museum.
  • A tour with lip-reading is also offered. It is led by a mediator trained in hearing impairments.
  • The discovery tour in accessible language is designed to be more fun-based. It invites you to discover all the museum’s collections with the aim of stimulating thought, discussion and imagination among participants.

Duration 1.5 - 2 hours

Themed tours

The themed approach allows for a more in-depth reading of a work or group of works.


  • The history of the Palais de la Berbie, now a museum, from the 13th century to the present day
  • The apartments of the bishops and the Galerie d’Amboise
  • The Palatiale room

Painting/Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

  • Lautrec, his family and friends
  • Women
  • The world of entertainment
  • The circus
  • Brothels
  • Posters
  • Portraits

Painting/Ancient art

  • The vedute
  • The apostle series of George de La Tour

Painting and sculpture/Modern art

  • Pierre Bonnard
  • Henri Matisse
  • Sculpture Sereine

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Accessible workshop tours

Escorted tour 

The general or themed guided tour of the collection is combined with a questionnaire, suitable for the level of the participants, which makes it possible to use the knowledge acquired during the tour.

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

The workshop tour of visual arts, performing arts or musical and sound art

A period of study in rooms containing two or three works can be supplemented, according to choice:

  • With a workshop of visual arts, theatre, mime, circus or dance for the general public;
  • With a music and sound workshop for visually or mentally impaired members of the public.

These workshops allow a more in-depth study of the collections in a cross-collection approach.

Practical information

For a better quality of tour, small group numbers are preferred. For reasons of tour safety and comfort, the number of visitors in wheelchairs is limited to 5 persons per group.

Contact us

The Service des Publics is ready to provide you with personalized assistance, by appointment on 05 63 49 58 97.

Service des publics
05 63 49 58 97

Special assistance 

Wheelchairs, guide dogs and walking sticks with tips are accepted in the collections itinerary. A wheelchair is available at reception for persons with impaired mobility.