Cultural Heritage

Absinthe drying shed

Absinthe drying shed (Musée régional du Val-de-Travers)
Absinthe drying shed (Musée régional du Val-de-Travers). © Guillaume Perret
  • Place

    • Boveresse
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 0

Discover and visit one of the last absinthe drying shed in the Val-de-Travers.

The Regional Museum of Val-de-Travers offers you the chance to discover the absinthe drying shed at Boveresse. You can explore the amazing architecture and history of this building which was used to dry the plants. Built in 1893 by the Barrelet brothers of Boveresse, it was classified as a historic monument in 1998 when it was purchased by the former Association of the Val-de-Travers Regional Museum of History and Crafts. The drying shed has been kept in its original state, without heating or insulation, so it is open only during the summer season.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 May 2022 to 15 Oct 2022


  • Prices per person


    • CHF 5.-
  • Entrance with tasting session

    • CHF 8.-
  • Children (up to 16 years old)

    • Free
  • Guided tour

    Up to 10 persons per guide

    • CHF 100.-

Good to know

Good to know
    • From May to October, open every first Sunday of the month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Reservation for groups between 10 and 15 people
    • Possibility to end the visit with a regional aperitif

On site

On site
  • Accessibility

    • Free parking
    • Pets allowed
    • Booking required
    • Accessible by public transport
    • Custom hours on request
    • Suitable for families
  • Activities

    • Guided tours
    • Exhibition / explanations
    • Playground
  • Services

    • Suitable for groups
    • Picnic area available
    • Cloakroom



Links & PDFs

Links & PDFs


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