Museums: Vaud, Neuchatel & Jura
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.