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Museum of Yverdon and Region

Museum of Yverdon and Region
Museum of Yverdon and Region. © Musée d’Yverdon et région / Magali Koenig, Lausanne
  • Place

    • Yverdon-les-Bains
    Ort
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h
    Dauer

The Yverdon and Region Museum in Yverdon-les-Bains Castle is one of the oldest museums in Switzerland. An essential cultural destination, it traces 6,000 years of the region’s history, without interruption. It is also a centre of information on stilt settlements, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Founded in 1760, the Yverdon and Region Museum is the oldest in the region and one of the oldest in Switzerland. 6,000 years of the region’s history are laid out in the different rooms of the museum.

The exhibition spanning the period from the Celts to the Burgundians, set out in the fully modernised archaeology rooms, includes the Celtic, Gallo-roman and Burgundian eras, illustrated by hundreds of exhibits, the majority of which are being shown to the public for the first time.

The museum also includes a section dedicated to ancient navigation including two exceptionally well-preserved Gallo-Roman boats and Egyptian antiquities, while a series of rooms of the castle are hung with Bernese paintings (17th and 18th centuries).

Temporary exhibitions offer an insight into the region’s past and visitors can benefit from an audio-guided tour with an MP3 device provided.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • From 1 Oct 2019 to 31 May 2020

  • Tuesday - Sunday

    • 13:00 - 17:00

Good to know

Good to know
    • Visites guidées thématiques sur réservation. Un supplément de 100 CHF peut être perçu.
    • Entrée valable également pour les expositions temporaires du musée suisse de la Mode et région et le Château d'Yverdon

Prices

Prices
  • Individual

    Adult

    • CHF 10.-
  • Child (from 6 years old)

    • CHF 6.-
  • Student/pen./inv.

    • CHF 8.-
  • Groups (from 20 pers.)

    Adult

    • CHF 8.-
  • Child (from 6 years old)

    • CHF 4.-
  • Student/pen./inv.

    • CHF 6.-
  • Visite guidée (sur réservation)

    Par visite (+ entrées)

    • CHF 110.-

Contact

Contact
Museum of Yverdon and Region
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