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.
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Place de la Cathédrale 4
1005 Lausanne


+41 21 315 41 01



From 01 Jan 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00
From 01 Jul 2021 to 31 Aug 2021
Mon - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
From 01 Sep 2021 to 31 Dec 2021
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00

Useful information

Closed on Mondays (except public holidays and in July and August)
Closed on 25 December and 1 January
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month

Metro m2: Riponne-Maurice Béjart or Bessières stop
Bus 6, 7: Bessières stop
Bus 16: Pierre-Viret or Pont-Bessières stop

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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