Museums

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 0
    Dauer

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 in the canton of Vaud, dating back to the second half of the 18th century. The permanent exhibition, of which the castle is an integral part, presents the history of Yverdon-les-Bains and its region over almost 8,000 years.

Throughout the rooms, major pieces of regional archaeology retrace the Neolithic, Celtic, Gallo-Roman and Burgundian eras. The two particularly well-preserved Gallo-Roman boats, the Bernese paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries and the celestial globe dating from the 18th century are the most exceptional items in the collection. Visitors can also discover Egyptian antiquities such as the Nes-Shou mummy and its burial trousseau.

The museum showcases this rich heritage through temporary exhibitions, publications and educational events.

An audio guide, available to download from Google Play or the AppStore, is available in three languages.

Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Wednesday - Sunday
    • 11:00 - 18:00
Prices
Prices
  • Individual
    Adult
    • CHF 10.-
  • Student/pen./inv.
    • CHF 8.-
  • Child (6 - 16 years old)
    • CHF 6.-
  • MuMode – Robert Piguet Area
    Adult
    • CHF 5.-
  • Student/pen./inv.
    • CHF 2.-
  • Child (6 - 16 years old)
    • CHF 3.-
  • Castle Pass
    Adult
    • CHF 12.-
  • Student/pen./inv.
    • CHF 10.-
  • Child (6 - 16 years old)
    • CHF 8.-
  • Family Pass (2 adults + 4 children)
    Ticket
    • CHF 24.-
  • Combined offers - Maison d'Ailleurs and Museum of Yverdon
    Adult
    • CHF 18.-
  • Student/pen./inv.
    • CHF 15.-
  • Child (6 - 16 years old)
    • CHF 10.-
  • Groups (from 10 pers.)
    Adult
    • CHF 8.-
  • Student/pen./inv.
    • CHF 6.-
  • Child (6 - 16 years old)
    • CHF 4.-
  • Visite guidée (sur réservation)
    Par visite (+ entrées)
    • CHF 110.-
Good to know
Good to know
    • Open on public holidays, except 25 December and 1 January.
    • Disabled access only to the 1st floor.
    • Admission also valid for temporary exhibitions at the Swiss Fashion Museum. Combined tickets are available for Maison d'Ailleurs.
    • Group rates on request.
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