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Zoom sur les couches concentriques de Malachite verte et d’Azurite bleu nuit (N° 103.43) © MNHN - Louis-Dominique Bayle
Zoom sur les couches concentriques de Malachite verte et d’Azurite bleu nuit (N° 103.43) © MNHN - Louis-Dominique Bayle

Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie (Mineralogy and Geology Gallery)

Practical information

There are no specific measures in place at the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie to help guide visually-impaired visitors The presence of a carer is recommended.

There are a dozen or so steps without a handrail to negotiate at the entrance to the building as well as two steps between the reception hall and the exhibition space.

Please note:

  • Some areas of the exhibition can be relatively dark.
  • Little seating is provided in the Trésors de la Terre (Treasures of the Earth) exhibition space.
  • It is not possible to touch exhibits when not on a guided tour (except as part of a specific session led by one of the Museum’s guides), but it is possible to get relatively close to some of the exhibits, particularly the giant crystals. However, many exhibits are behind glass.

Activities

Individual visitors and families

A guided sensory tour of the giant crystals is held for individual visitors on specified dates. Information: info-accessibilite@mnhn.fr

Free admission for visitors with disabilities on self-guided tours (without a guide) (without a guide), as well as for their carer, upon presentation of appropriate ID (disability or priority card). Any additional carers must purchase a ticket at the applicable price. No booking required for unguided visits.

Groups

A guided sensory tour of the giant crystals is held for groups on request. Information is available from the group booking department: reservation.jdp@mnhn.fr

To find out more, download the activity programme for groups of visitors with disabilities.