MCBA – Vaud Museum of Fine Arts

Where?
PLATEFORME 10
Price
Free
Opened in 1841, the Vaud Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne is one of the oldest Swiss museums exclusively dedicated to art. Now located in Plateforme 10, it presents several temporary exhibitions a year from its collection of 10,000 works.
Useful information

Address

PLATEFORME 10
Place de la Gare 16-17
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2022
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Permanent exhibition

Free

Closed on Mondays
Closed on 25 December

Temporary exhibitions are not free of charge.

Access
Lausanne CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot
Bus 3, 21, 85: «Lausanne-Gare» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop

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Dominik, the arch-photo fan
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Dominik the arch-photo fan
I love the MCBA, inaugurated in 2019, with its striking, modern architecture. Its original exhibitions, as well as the view over the town and lake from its entrance hall are not to be missed.
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Ducros, Gleyre, Steinlen, Vallotton and Soutter: these are some of the Vaudois painters for which the Vaud Museum of Fine Arts (MCBA) is known, nationally and internationally. Their works form a large part of the museum’s collection, currently comprising some 10,000 paintings.

The MCBA organises several temporary exhibitions every year, each one accompanied with a programme of cultural activities including events, guided tours and workshops for adults and children. Admission is free on the first Saturday of the month.
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