Roman museum Lausanne-Vidy

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.
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.
Special offers

Address

Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 24
1007 Lausanne

Contact

+41 21 315 41 85

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Schedules

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

Bus N° 24, “Siège du CIO” stop
Bus N° 25, “Bois-de-Vaux” stop

LTC: discount on the entrance fee

Prices

Normal
8 chf

AVS / AI
5 chf

Children: up to age 16, students, unemployed
Free

Groups, from 6 people or more
5 chf

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