Mudac
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Since its opening in 2000, the mudac, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, has built up a reputation for having an inquisitive and incisive attitude to the things that shape our way of life, and has always sought to ask pertinent - and sometimes impertinent! - questions. Its programme of between five and eight exhibitions a year alternates thematic projects with "carte blanche" events for designers from Switzerland and further afield. It presents renowned designers such as Zep or Stefan Sagmeister as well as young creators. From plastic bags to Playmobil and from flippers to fruit wrappers, from camouflage to pop-up, from fashion to graphic design and from industrial design to jewellery, the mudac welcomes every challenge. The mudac prides itself on providing a forum for dialogue and exchange, bringing together design with the applied arts and contemporary art. This unique and bold approach is recognised throughout the world, with exhibitions staged from Paris to Seoul. Check out the current exhibitions on our website !
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permia
Ireland62,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Permanent and temporary exhibitions are engaging. Presenting an engaging eclectic panoply of items.

Cosmos as a long running temporary presentation has universal themes. Reflecting humankind’s eternal quest for knowledge and understanding.
Written 31 December 2023
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Blair P
Italy14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
For lovers of fine design and architecture, this needs to be on your to-do list. The building is a fabulous contemporary piece. Their permanent collection of design items is large with a few humorous notes.
Written 29 October 2023
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SKIClub
Geneva, Switzerland288 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Visually interesting exhibition of chairs in all their many guises. Beautifully presented in the new MUDAC building, just a stone’s throw from Lausanne station. Very airy and spacious entrance hall. Getting tickets was easy (11.00 a.m.), weekday. The reception by the steward at the top of the stairs was non existent and no instructions, help or guidance were offered or provided. Once in the upper gallery, the exhibits were well laid out and the exhibition brochure gave useful descriptions each chair. However, there was a constant, irritating whistling of a tune which repeated, on a loop, every minute. This was akin to torture. Escaping this dreadful noise, we progressed to the next room - to be greeted by incessant jungle drumming - again on a loop. This was a major distraction from the interesting exhibits. Wanting to get away from this noise, we scratched our heads as to where to go next. No instructions! Consulting a steward, whose only task it seemed was to stop people touching the exhibits, we were grudgingly told to exit the room through a low black square in the far wall. Crouching down to do this, we entered a dark room, with chairs suspended in the air occasionally lit up by spotlights. Fortunately, the music was soothing in there - a wonderful balm to the earlier cacophony. However, again no instructions on how to exit this space. We eventually spied some scrawled writing on the floor by a curtain, which led us through a space age style corridor, where a series of portholes showed a kaleidoscope of glittering chairs suspended in space. By then, we were ready to leave the exhibition as quickly as possible and go and have lunch. The presenters have tried too hard with the result that the quirky, banale sound accompaniment (the stupid « A Chair and You » corridor as case in point) is a major distraction. Best to take earplugs.
Written 2 February 2023
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A7842DKeva
Lausanne, Switzerland120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The museum, at the foot of the cathedral, is a design museum and has interesting ideas in terms of themes. But then, for whatever reason, I always feel somewhat disappointed after visits that last 30 to 40 minutes maximum. It might greatly benefit from its future move into the cantonal museum next to the train station
Written 7 November 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain21,486 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Mudac is the museum of applied arts and it is located close to the Cathedral in a singular building, in Lausanne, a city of Switzerland. The museum has some artworks in some floors and they are interesting. The building is old, but ot was very well renovated, so, for me the most interesting part of the museum is the building, especially if you see it from the lookout of the bell tower of the Cathedral.
Written 31 January 2019
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nss19
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We visited this Museum with my teenage son and daughter who are both studying careers related to design. The museum is small, but very complete. There was an exhibition about arms (guns) and how they affect our daily life, which caused great impact on us. We certainly are glad we stumbled upon this museum.
Written 25 July 2018
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Hira N
Paris, France23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Logistics: The same entrance ticket can be used at Elysee photography museum and one more museum that's closed these days for some construction. You get a discount with city transport card.

When I went there, I was expecting it to be like MUDAM, Luxembourg, with modern and abstract it. Turns out it was contemporary art museum. Most of the art is related to guns and shooting ranges and bullets. It made me super uncomfortable. Don't take your children there.

The temporary glass collection on the top floor was brilliant though. Also, it's close to the Lausanne history museum and Lausanne Cathedral.
Written 12 May 2018
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AliRoMo
Aberdeen, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Well worth a visit to explore the fascinating piece of glass art and other items in the exhibition. Perfect for popping into if you have visiting the cathedral which is next door.
Written 16 November 2017
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Jonathan P
Lausanne, Switzerland178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
I've been there to see a ZEP collection and it was great! Depending on the collection this is one of the best place to visit in Lausanne
Written 18 September 2017
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alpham
Millau, France106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Intelligent exhibition ("Mirror, mirror") with striking art pieces. The premisces are filled with light, with great views of the lake (transparent lift). Even the attic is used, and that makes for an original visit.
Written 26 August 2017
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