Lausanne History Museum

The town’s history unfolds at Lausanne’s Historical Museum, entirely refurbished in 2018. The famous model of the Cité in 1638 introduces Lausanne, l’Exposition (Lausanne, the Exhibition), a new themed itinerary that bears witness to Lausanne’s very rich economic, social and cultural history.
Lausanne, l’Exposition is structured in 11 sections to understand the metamorphoses of this so particular territory, from water to mobility, from leisure to lodging, from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment… French-English. Audioguides in French, English, German and Chinese.


Place de la Cathédrale 4
1005 Lausanne


+41 21 315 41 01



The 01 Jan 2020
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Useful information

Open on Easter and Pentecost mondays (11 am to 6 pm)

Closed on the 25th December and the 1st of January
Closed on mondays except for july and august

Metro m2: Riponne-M. Béjart ou BessièresBus tl 6 ou 7: Bessières | tl 16: Pierre-Viret ou Pont-Bessières

LTC: Discount on the entrance fee


Tous les 1er samedis du mois: gratuit

Children (under 16), students, unemployed people

Adult (includes: art brut collection, Roman Museum of Vidy, Mudac) - 3 days pass
12 chf

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