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Musee Historique de Lausanne

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Worth a visit, but only about Lausanne

This museum is located in a building which (I think) was the Episcopal palace in the Middle Ages... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Frank B
Dublin, Ireland
Next To The Cathedral

Kill two birds with one stone by visiting this museum right after the Cathedral. It is located next... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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10 Sep 2018
“Worth a visit, but only about Lausanne”
11 Oct 2018
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Good place to learn about the place of Lausanne. Lots of English translations available which is good. Really interesting, make sure you go here while you are visiting the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This museum is located in a building which (I think) was the Episcopal palace in the Middle Ages. That in itself is interesting. The museum is about Lausanne and is imaginative done with models, sound and light shows as well as various artefacts. How long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This building manages to explain hundreds of years of history across a variety of different technological and narrativistic methods. From an illuminated model of the city through to paintings, objects and a really interesting audio guide, visitors will leave the museum knowing a lot more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Kill two birds with one stone by visiting this museum right after the Cathedral. It is located next to it and opening hours is 11am-5pm. This museum gives you a brief idea of how Lausanne came to be. Interesting to fill up your time, either...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

honestly, I'm glad it was free for students to get in because it would not have really been worth paying for. yes, it has a lot of history about Lausanne and the canton of Vaud but I personally did not find it very engaging -...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank karscar4
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Situated next to the cathedral, in an old building but with modern facilities. Many exhibits reffering to the history of the city, different interesting collections. Very educational

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Carmen G
Reviewed 5 October 2014

I am glad I started my education about the city in this museum as it was a great introduction. It illustrates the series of events about how the city was formed and how it has evolved. There is a huge model which is a plus...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank PrincessCeleste
Reviewed 29 August 2014

If you are interested in the history of Vaud, visit this museum and you wont be disappointed. There is also during summer a nice internal garden, visible also from above(outside Cathedral)

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank georgekavtr
Reviewed 25 July 2014

This Museum is situated near the Cathedral. To me it seemed much large once inside than I appeared from the outside. The displays cover a wide timescale, from prehistory up to about the late 19th century. It is well worth a visit. Entry is normally...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank SaleM33
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Tu-Th 11AM-6PM, Fr-Su 11AM-5PM. A collection of maps, images and documents about the history of Lausanne, and the Lake Geneva Region from the earliest times through the long Bernese occupation to liberation and the present day. A beautifully hand-crafted diorama of 16th-century Lausanne is worth...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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