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
  • Recommended Duration

    • 1 h 0

Housed in the historic Castle of Yverdon-les-Bains, the Museum of Yverdon and Region is one of the oldest in the canton of Vaud. It retraces 8,000 years of history and also acts as an information centre for palafitic sites of ancient houses built on stilts, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Museum of Yverdon and Region is one of the oldest museums in the canton of Vaud, dating back to the second-half of the 18th century. Its permanent exhibition, in which the castle plays an integral role, presents the history of Yverdon-les-Bains and region over a time span of almost 8,000 years.

Significant artefacts of regional archaeology are displayed in its many rooms and provide a visual timeline of the Neolithic, Celtic, Gallo-Roman and Burgundian periods. The two particularly well-preserved Gallo-Roman ships, the Bernese paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries, and the 18th-century celestial globe are the most noteworthy exhibits in the collection. Visitors can also view Egyptian antiquities such as the Nes-Shu mummy and its funeral trousseau.

The museum shares this rich heritage with the general public by means of temporary exhibitions, publications and educational activities.

An audio guide is available in three languages and can be downloaded from Google Play or the AppStore.

Opening hours

Opening hours
  • Wednesday - Sunday

    • 11:00 - 18:00


  • Individual


    • CHF 12.-
  • Child (from 6 years old)

    • CHF 7.-
  • Student/pen./inv.

    • CHF 9.-
  • Groups (from 20 pers.)


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

    • CHF 5.-
  • Student/pen./inv.

    • CHF 7.-
  • Visite guidée (sur réservation)

    Par visite (+ entrées)

    • CHF 110.-



Good to know

Good to know
    • COVID-19 INFO
    • A one-way route is set up with access to the museum through the main door and a single exit through the cellars.
    • For security reasons the following rooms are temporarily closed: 2nd floor - dungeon, Elie Bertrand room.
    • Thank you for your understanding.
    • Free entrance :
    • 1st Sunday of each month
    • Musées Suisses Passeport
    • Raiffeisen card
    • People with reduced mobility have access only to the 1st floor.
    • Admission also valid for temporary exhibitions at the Swiss Fashion Museum. Possibility to buy combined tickets with the Maison d'Ailleurs.
    • Guided visit booked at least a week in advance: CHF 110.-
    • A supplement of CHF 100 is charged for certain visits.
    • Audioguides :
    • Cost of hire: free; a passport or similar must be left as deposit.


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