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Roman Museum, Avenches

"The Roman Museum focuses entirely on Aventicum, the Roman capital of the Helvets. This town had 20,000 inhabitants, a number that has never been reached again. Aventicum was fortified with a wall measuring 5.5 km in length and containing 4 gates. 73 towers allowed access to its rampart walk. At the initiative of Pro Aventico, scientific excavations started in 1885. The vestiges have been presented in the Roman Museum since 1938. The museum is housed in a fortification tower dating back to the 11th century built on the Roman arenas. It displays mosaics and reliefs, the history and the Romanisation of Aventicum and the private lives of the Helvets. The showpiece of its collection is a golden bust of emperor Marcus Aurelius, discovered in a pipe at Cigognier sanctuary."


Opening times
April to September
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open on Easter Monday and Whitsun and every day in June
Tuesday to Sunday: 2-5 p.m.
November to January
Wednesday to Sunday: 2-5 p.m.
February to March
Tuesday to Sunday: 2-5 p.m.
Closed on 25, 26 and 31st of December, 1st and 2nd January

Adults : Free (CHF 6.- during temporary exhibition)
Children (up to 16) : Free
Groups (min. 10 people) : Free (CHF 2.- per pers. during temporary exhibition)
Schools (up to 16) : Free
Schools: Free (CHF 2.- per pers. during temporary exhibition)

Good to know
A combined ticket is offered in collaboration with the Roman Museum of Vallon, ten kilometers far from Avenches.
Adults : CHF 10.- during temporary exhibition
Groups (min.10 people) : CHF 8.- during temporary exhibition

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