You will be able to trace the main stages of the struggle for
acceptance and integration of people with vision impairments through historical documents,
such as engravings and photographs along with numerous instruments and equipment such as
the Braille typewriter that have made learning possible for both children and adults
From Valentin Hauy that was the author of
Essay on the Education of the Blind and his linear system through to Louis Braille the inventor of the Braille
method that we all know today, this museum is a fascinating place that actually makes you
realise how things have changed dramatically over such a short period of time in history.
Valentin Hauy was born in 1745 and became a key figure in Paris during the 18th Century
and early 19th Century.
He was the founder of the very first school for the blind, not just within the city of Paris, but throughout the World and Valentin
was committed to helping people who had difficulties with their sight.
Valentin made great leaps and bounds by helping the blind people to become educated,
getting them more disabled rights and respect throughout France and this was an effect
that moved across the world and this museum is dedicated to his life and the work he
The Musťe Valentin HaŁy is open on a Tuesday and Wednesday from 2.30pm through to 5pm,
but is shut on all other week days and is also closed on national holidays through the
school holidays in July and August.
If you require to visit the museum as a group, then this would need to be reserved and you
must allow at least one to two weeks notice prior to the date you require to attend.
Address & Contact Details:
Association Valentin HaŁy
5 Rue Duroc
Tel: 1 44 49 27 27