MCBA - Vaud Museum of Fine Arts

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MCBA - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
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.

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Address

MCBA - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
Place de la Gare 16
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 01.01.2024 to 31.12.2024
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

Closed on Mondays
Closed on 25 December

Temporary exhibitions are not free of charge.

Plateforme 10

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The new PLATEFORME 10 arts district is a unique venue dedicated to culture.
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Mosto

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Discover the Mosto wine shop that offers local wine, cider and beer that are respectful of nature.
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Milan Park

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If you were to take a helicopter flight over these nine hectares of green space, located to the south of Lausanne railway station, you might summarily describe it as a vast grassy square (Place de Milan) with a steep mound (Montriond Hill).
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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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