Jewish Art and History Museum
Jewish Art and History Museum Wheelchair Accessibility – The Jewish Art and History Museum is located about 150 m from the Pompidou Centre. Wheelchair accessibility at the Jewish Art History Museum is provided via a ramp at the entrance and an elevator to take you to the various levels of the exhibits.
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The main entrance to the museum is wheelchair accessible. There is a staff member up a few steps behind glass. You will need to get his attention and have him automatically open the large glass doors into the courtyard. Cross the courtyard with cobblestones and go up the ramp into the building (see pictures below).
Inside you will find a loaner wheelchair and audioguides available in French, English, German, Hebrew, and Spanish.
I gave this museum a 3 Star Sage Accessibility rating instead of a 4 star rating because of the cobblestone courtyard with 3 star smoothness and the ramp into the building with 3 star flatness.
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Is there an accessible entrance? Yes, there is a manual glass door on Rue du Temple followed by a courtyard with cobblestones (3 Star Sage Smoothness). At the other end of the courtyard, there is a ramp to get up 3 steps at the entrance.
Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? In front of the museum on Rue du Temple
Where is the closest handicapped parking? At Centre Pompidou about 150 m away.
Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? The courtyard leading to the entrance of the museum has cobblestones (3 Star Sage Smoothness) and is flat.
What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 90%
Which parts are not accessible? The Media Library does not have an elevator.
Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes, there is 1 loaner wheelchair.
Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes
Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up steps? There is a 1 ½ hour guided tour that can be pre-arranged for groups (call 01 53 01 86 62). The audioguide is available in French, English, German, Hebrew, and Spanish and doesn’t require advanced notice.
Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? No
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? No
…accessible tours? Yes, you can call 01 53 01 86 62 for a group tour…using the audioguide doesn’t require advanced notice.
Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for both
The picture on the left shows the entrance to the courtyard. The people in the right picture are heading towards the metal detectors. There is a guard up a few steps and behind glass. You will need to get his attention.
The guard will automatically open the glass doors for you. The entrance to the building is across this courtyard with cobblestons (3 star smoothness).
There is a ramp with 3 star flatness to enter the building (some wheelchair users can get up it themselves and some will need assistance). There is a rental wheelchair inside the building:
Handicapped parking near the Jewish Art and History Museum:
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