Museums: Vaud, Neuchatel & Jura

Lausanne Museum of Fine Arts
Fine arts museum with over 8,000 works of art on display. Regular temporary exhibitions. At Palais de la Rumine, 6 Place de la Riponne, Lausanne. Closed Mondays.
Musee dAviation Militaire de Payerne
Military aviation museum. Open from see website. At Base Aerienne, 1530 Payerne.
Musee du Fer et du Chemin de Fer
History of the fabrication of iron and ironmongers. Train models on display. Open November to March, Tuesday to Friday 13:30 to 18:00. At 11 rue des Grandes Forges, 1337 Vallorbe.
Musee International de lHorlogerie
Clockmaking museum. At 29 Rue des Musees, 2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Jardin Botanique Cantonal
Botanical garden open every day 10:00 to 18:30 May through Spetember; March through October 10:00 to 17:30. At Montriond, Place de Milan-Montriond, 14bis Avenue de Cour, 1007 Lausanne.
Musee Cantonal dArcheologie et dHistoire
Fifteen thousand years of prehistory and twenty centuries of history through a selection of typical objects and scaled models or full-sized reconstructions. At Palais de Rumine, 6 place de la Riponne, 1005 Lausanne.
Musee Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes museum. At 7 Rue des Greniers, 1522 Lucens.
Fondation de lHermitage
Museum with temporary exhibitions only. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00, Thursday 10:00 to 21:00. Guided tours can be organized on request in English, French, German or Italian. At 2 route du Signal, 1018 Lausanne.
Musee Cantonal de Geologie
Museum with thousands of paleontological finds, fossils and minerals, both Swiss and foreign are on display. Open from Monday to Thursday 11:00 to 18:00 and Friday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00. At Palais de Rumine, 6 place de la Riponne, 1005 Lausanne.
Musee du Vigneron
Every Saturday in November all visits to the Museum are followed by a brisolee. The museum is open on booking from 10:00 to 17:00. At 2 Chemin de Jerusalem, 1185 Mont-sur-Rolle.
Musee Suisse du Vitrail
Museum presenting a collection of stained glass from the Middle Ages to the modern day. Also hosting regular exhibitions. At the Chateau de Romont, 1680 Romont.
La Maison dAilleurs
Museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys. Open from Tuesday to Friday 14:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 18:00. At 14 Place Pestalozzi, 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains.
The Olympic Museum
The permanent and temporary exhibitions have been redeveloped for a new and improved visitor experience. The Museum has 3000 m2 of exhibition space, over 1500 exhibits and 150 screens. At 1 Quai dOuchy, 1006 Lausanne.
Musee Romain de Lausanne-Vidy
Permanent exhibition on Roman archaeology and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. At 24 chemin du Bois-de-Vaux, 1010 Vidy.
Centre Durrenmatt Neuchatel
Museum dedicated to literature and the visual arts. Visits in French, English, German or Italian. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00-17:00 at 74, chemin du Pertuis du Sault, 2000 Neuchatel.
Vivarium de Lausanne
A collection of over 250 live reptiles and batrachians (frogs), and one owl. Outdoor discovery trail and guided tours available buy reservation. At 82 chemin de Boissonnet, 1010 Lausanne.
Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts
Fine arts museum. Only partially accessible with a stroller. Open Tuesday to Thursday 11:00 to 18:00. Friday to Sunday 11:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays. At Palais de Rumine, 6 place de la Riponne, 1014 Lausanne.
Musee Monetaire Cantonal
Museum with more than 100000 coins, medals, tokens, and other monetary historic pieces. Open Tuesday to Thursday 11:00 to 18:00, Friday to Sunday 11:00 to 17:00. At Palais de Rumine, 6 place de Riponne, 1014 Lausanne.
Chateau DAigle - The Museum of Vine and Wine
Museum showing paintings, drawings, prints, faces of wine, more than than 300,000 labels collection. Devoted entirely to wine labels. Hosts four new exhibitions. At Castle Square 1, 1860 Aigle.
Natural History Museum - Neuchatel
Permanent presentation of mammals and birds from Switzerland in their environment. Also vivariums and giant fossils. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00 at 14, Rue des Terreaux, 2000 Neuchatel.
Musee et Chiens du Saint-Bernard
The museum is home to an array of artefacts that tell the story of the Great St. Bernard Hospice and Pass, and the legendary St. Bernard dogs. Closed on Monday from October 15 to April 15. At 34 Rue du Levant, CP 245, 1920 Martigny.
Musee dhistoire Naturelle - Fribourg
Organises exhibitions to promote natural patrimony of the region. Encourages cultural activities, has a good conservation of collections and offers information and research possibilities on natural science. At 6 Chemin du Musee, 1700 Fribourg.
Musee Historique de Lausanne
Museum famous for ancient musical instruments and local silverware. At Ancien Eveche, 4 Place de la Cathedrale, 1005 Lausanne.
Museum of Art and History - Neuchatel
Permanent exhibitions of plastic arts, applied arts, history and numismatics (coins). Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00-18:00. At 1, Esplanade Leopold-Robert, 2000 Neuchatel.
Musee Du Leman
Museum presenting Lake Geneva: model boats, aquariums, temporary and permanent exhibitions. Open from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00, closed Mondays. At 8, Quai louis Bonnard, 1260 Nyon.
Musee du Jeu
Swiss games museum presenting games from around the world from ancient to modern times. The museum also organises birthday parties for children aged 7 upwards. Open from 11:00-17:30, closed Mondays. At 11, rue du Chateau, 1814, La Tour de Peilz.
Musee de la Biere Cardinal
Installed in the former cellars of the Cardinal brewery, the museum traces the history of beer. Discover ancestral brewing methods and beer tasting in a traditional-style bistrot. At Brasserie du Cardinal, Passage du Cardinal, 1700 Fribourg.
Musee de Prehistoire de Sciez
Prehistory Museum. Open May, June, October, November, December on Wednesday and Sunday 14:00 to 18:00; July and August from Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00. At Route du Moulin de la Glaciere, 74140 Sciez.
Parc et Musee dArcheologie de Neuchatel
Exhibits 50,000 years of prehistory and history in original settings, covering a period stretching from Neanderthal man to the Middle Ages. Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. At Espace Paul Vouga, 2068 Hauterive.
Villa Romaine de Pully
Archeological findings including a semi-circular mural painting dating from the 1st century AD, the largest fresco in Switzerland, mosaics, and other objects. Opened from May to September, sundays 14:00-18:00. At 2 avenue Samson-Reymondin, 1009 Pully.
Camera Museum
The Musee de lAppareil Photographique houses a vast collection retracing the history of photography and photographs. Audioguide in English. Regular temporary exhibitions. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-17:00. At Grande Place, 1800 Vevey.
Museum of Ethnography
Permanent exhibitions are closed for renovation. See website for temporary exhibitions. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-17:00 at 4, rue Saint Nicolas, 2000 Neuchâtel.
Musee Alexis Forel
Situated in a 16th century building, the museum is home to a collection of dolls, toys, fine arts, etchings and glassware, porcelain and tapestries from Morges. Open 14 March to 30 November, Wednesday to Sunday 14:00-18:00. At 54 Grand-Rue, 1110 Morges.
Theatre des Marionnettes
Discover historical and contemporary puppets made using all kinds of techniques as well as scenery and accessories belonging to the differerent cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa. At 2 Derriere-les-Jardins, 1700 Fribourg.
Museum of Art - Pully
Temporary exhibitions on contemporary art. Wednesday to Sunday 14:00 to 18:00. At 2 Chemin Davel, 1009 Pully.
Espace des Inventions
Hands-on invention museum with temporary scientific exhibitions only. Open Tuesday to Saturday 14:00 to 18:00, Sundays and holdays 10:00 to 18:00. At 1 vallee de la Jeunesse, 1007 Lausanne.
Musee National Suisse - Chateau de Prangins
Housed in an 18th century chateau, museum with a selection of objects of Swiss heritage from the 18th and 19th centuries. Also hosts many temporary exhibitions. Open every day from 10:00-17:00 except Mondays. At Chateau de Prangins, 1197 Prangins.
Chateau de Grandson - Musee historique et Musee de Voitures...
Historical and vintage car museum. Open every day from 08:00 to 17:00 (winter) and from 08:00 to 18:00 (summer). At Place du Château, 1422 Grandson.
Areuse Museum
A collection of coins, paintings, printed fabrics, stuffed animals and more. Open from 1 April to 30 November, from 14:00-17:45. Closed on Mondays. At Avenue du College, 2017 Boudry.
Musee Romain
Basilica and Roman museum presenting archaeological objects. Open from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-18:00. Closed Sundays and Mondays and in the mornings in winter. At Rue Maupertuis, 1260 Nyon.
Musee Baud
Museum of antique musical mechanisms. Open daily July through September 14:00 to 17:00. October through June open Saturday 14:00 to 17:00. Sunday 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00. At 23 Grand-Rue, 1454 LAuberson.
Musee Suisse de la Marionnette
Museum dedicated to puppets. Open from Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except for guided visits. At 2 Derriere-les-Jardins, CP 556, 1701 Fribourg.
Musee de lElysee
Museum entirely dedicated to photography hosting many temporary exhibitions. Open every day from 11:00-18:00 at 18, avenue de lElysee, 1014 Lausanne.
Musee Suisse du Ble et du Pain
Wheat and bread museum. Tours available. Open Tuesday to Sunday 08:30 to 18:00. At 4 place de lHotel de Ville, 1040 Echallens.
Chemin de Fer et - Musee Blonay-Chamby
Living museum of trains. The old locomotives (steam and old electric) chug along for 3km through tunnels , a steep ramp, a viaduct and the edge of a cliff.. At Chemin de Fer-Musee Blonay-Chamby, 1870 Blonay.
Musee dArt Contemporain
Museum holding workshops for children aged 6-15 years on various themes. Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 to 18:00. At 6 place de la Cathedrale, 1005 Lausanne.
Musee dAutomates et de Boites a Musique
All visits are guided. Tours in other languages possibe for reservation of groups of 8 . At 2 rue de lIndustrie, 1450 Sainte-Croix.
Chateau de Morges - Multiple Museums
The Chateau of Morges houses the collections of Swiss uniforms and arms from the 15th to the 20th centuries, the Swiss museum of Historical Figurines and the Museum of Artillery.
Musee Cantonal de Zoologie
Exhibitions include stuffed animals from today and skeletons of dinosaurs. Open Tuesday to Thursday 11:00 to 18:00, Friday to Sunday 11:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays. At Palais de Rumine, 6 place de la Riponne, 1014 Lausanne.
Vine and Wine Museum
Museum presenting the evolution of vine growing through the ages. Guided tours for groups possible in English, German or Italian. Wine and local produce tasting possible. Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 14:00-18:00 at Chateau de Boudry, 2017 Boudry.
Musee de la Main
An exhibition of the human body and, particularly, on hands. Special activities for kids on certain days, plus guided tours on request. At Fondation Claude Verdan, 21 rue du Bugnon, 1005 Lausanne.
Collection de lArt Brut
Works of art created by selftaught authors; prisoners, psychiatric patients or people considered as drop-outs by society. Open from 11:00-18:00 every day except Mondays. At 11, avenue des Bergieres, 1004 Lausanne
Musee De Design et dArts Appliques
Museum of design, applied arts and contemporary art presenting permanent and temporary exhibitions. Open from 11:00-18:00, closed Mondays except in July and August. At 6, Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne.

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