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Small and Beautiful

This museum was beautiful inside, and very well curated. It is just two rooms, although the stairs... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Heather R
intresting small museum

The Roman museum is small, in only has 2 rooms with exhibits, but it is very intresting, nicely... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Rene V
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2 Jul 2018
“Small and Beautiful”
16 Aug 2017
“intresting small museum”
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This museum was beautiful inside, and very well curated. It is just two rooms, although the stairs going up had a sign saying 'work in progress' so maybe one day there will be another floor. Even though it was small, they had some really interesting...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Roman museum is small, in only has 2 rooms with exhibits, but it is very intresting, nicely situated on the ruins of the old Roman arena, and it is free. When we were there, they wre building the stages for a festival, totally ruining...More

Thank Rene V
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The museum is beautifully curated, with many interesting exhibits. The staff was particularly helpful in guiding us to the specific mosaic we wanted to see, eventually directing us to their archive down the road.

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Reviewed 21 September 2015

I am a museum buff who traveled to Switzerland for 10 days and this was, hands down, the best museum I saw. We planned to go to Avenches to see the Roman ruins, expecting to take 30 minutes to "see them" and leave. No way!...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

While touring Switzerland by car toward Geneva I came across signs for Roman ruins. With plenty of time to spare I thought I would take a quick look. What was initially an unplanned stop proved to be extremely worthwhile. The place was empty so my...More

1  Thank Benny T
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Took a day trip from Interlaken. Even though it was a two hour ride, it was well worth it. If you enjoy history, ruins, and artifacts, this is the day trip for you. Not many tourists at this time of the year which was refreshing....More

Thank AugustFlowers
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The museum as well as the amphitheatre is great with a lot history. Absolutely unique pieces can be seen.

Thank Sil543
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The museum itself is installed within a genuine Roman tower and for 4CHF is great value. But its what you get for free that's the amazing thing about the town, The north gate, theatre, temple, baths and of course the coliseum. You'll need at least...More

Thank AndiPayne
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We spent a very pleasant afternoon in Avenches - taking the train to and from Murten. The main part is near the museum, but it is also worthwhile to walk a bit farther into the countryside to see the theater, parts of which are still...More

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