Roman museum Lausanne-Vidy

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Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy
Price
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8 chf
A stone’s throw from Lake Geneva, the Musée Romain de Lausanne-Vidy tells the story of the roman city of Lousonna through a permanent collection and a quirky annual temporary exhibition. Free admission to the museum on the first Saturday of the month.
Useful information

Address

Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy
Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 24
1007 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 01.01.2023 to 30.06.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
From 01.07.2023 to 31.08.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
From 01.09.2022 to 31.12.2022
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

Normal

8 chf

AVS / AI

5 chf

Children: up to age 16, students, unemployed

Free

Groups, from 6 people or more

5 chf

Closed on Mondays (except in July and August)
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month
Closed on 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January

Access
Bus 24: «Siège du CIO» stop
Bus 25: «Bois-de-Vaux» stop

More info
The Roman Museum in Lausanne-Vidy shows the vestiges of a wealthy residence containing an atrium, painted rooms and rooms equipped with floor heating.

Countless objects displayed in the permanent exhibition tell the story on the shore of Lacus Lemannus twenty centuries ago. A period of change for its inhabitants, because they had to get used to a new language (Latin), writing, new technologies (stonework, tiles, glass and blown glass), new foods (olive oil, fish from the sea, and dates), all in the common market of the Roman Empire with its currency and its outstanding network of communication. The Museum’s offer is completed with a bucolic archaeological walk along the vestiges of the forum.

The Museum also organises children’s workshops all year round, intended to heighten their awareness of those times: they can learn to read and write Latin, bake Gallo-Roman bread, prepare a Roman meal or get acquainted with the deities to avoid or to venerate.
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