Museum of the Hand - UNIL-CHUV

Musée de la main UNIL-CHUV
10 CHF
The Hand Museum presents interactive exhibitions on topical themes that concern everybody.. An exciting and original way of looking at our society.

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Musée de la main UNIL-CHUV
Rue du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne

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10 CHF

Reduced : Child (7-16 years old), Student, Learner, Unemployed, AVS, AI)


Child (< 7 years old)


"FAMILY" RATE From three paying persons (1 adult + 2 or more children; 2 adults + 1 or more children)

15 CHF

Closed on Mondays
Public holidays : open from 11am to 6pm
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month
Closed on 24, 25 December and 1 January

Metro M2 : CHUV stop

Toilets wheelchair-accessible Offer in sign language Partially wheelchair-accessible

La Cité

This is a quarter full of typical small bistros and craft shops. To the north of the Cité hill, at Place du Tunnel, avenue César-Roux avenue and Place de l’Ours, shops and quirky bistros cry out to be discovered. It is around the Cité hill, sculpted by the Flon and Louve rivers, that the mediaeval town grew. Its cobble-stoned pedestrian streets as well as its monuments, the Cathedral of Lausanne, the St-Maire Castle and the Old academy, bear witness to that.

Lausanne Cathedral

At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.

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It proposes thematic exhibitions and contributes in a dynamic and inventive way to the comprehension of scientific and medical innovations in order to trigger citizen debates. The themes are always positioned at the crossroads of sciences, medicine, biotechnologies, history, arts and society.
In addition to the exhibitions, an intensive program of activities, encounters and debates on current scientific and cultural themes is proposed on a regular basis. These are addressed to the younger audience and schools as well as adults.
The Musée de la main is working in partnership with the University Hospital of Canton Vaud, Lausanne (CHUV), the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Many other institutions support the museum, depending on the themes selected in the exhibitions and activities. A great number of museums and lenders of works of art also trust the Musée de la main.

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