Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Lausanne Night of the Museums

La Nuit des Musees is a once a year jamboree in Lausanne Switzerland where for a 12 hour period most local museums open (this year from 14.00 to 02.00) and allow visitors unrestricted access all for the price of one special ticket.  And, drum roll, that ticket is available to all, local residents, tourists etc, all for a price which is less than the entry to a single museum.

Oh and they lay on free Bus transport too.

Yes,  a Swiss bargain!  You read that right

This year all of these museums

The Preparation

Marcus and Agata and Sandra met up in Pully.  After Sandra fed us, Marcus fed the cats.  Well obviously.

Archeolab, Pully
Priory Avenue 4 
1009 Pully 
T +41 21 721 38 00 www.archeolab.ch

Our first museum because it is local.  Also there is a distinct rumour you can get thru it in a few minutes!  Sort of our 'starter for 10'

Everybody know Marcus is happy!


Museum of Design and 
Contemporary Applied Arts Cathedral Square 6 
1005 Lausanne 
T +41 21 315 25 30 www.mudac.ch

Right now a TinTin exhibition amongst other things.

Now officially there are 'don't take any photographs signs' in the TinTin sections so initially I just had to improvise with this photograph.

But in some areas many people were snapping photos in front of the staff so I started too .

Some nice exhibits, and I include Sandra and Agata in this captioning, of course.


Avenue de l'Elysée 18 
1006 Lausanne 
T +41 21 316 99 11 www.elysee.ch

We tried but sadly failed to appreciate the photographic works of  Wojciech Zamecznik at the Elysee museum.   Sad because he is Polish and we wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Sandra was so bored she headed off to the canteen for some alternative entertainment

Marcus joined.  Yes it was a disappointing show.

Olympic  Museum

Quai d'Ouchy 1 
1006 Lausanne
T +41 21 621 65 11

Obviously with Lausanne being the official Olympic Capital who could refuse a visit to the very lavish Olympic museum.  It has been refurbished in the last year of so , so an even bigger treat awaits.

Just outside we thought we'd participate in the /race Usain Bolt/ running track competition.  There are some lights on the left that light up as you start the 100 metres sprint and you see if you can keep up with them.  We tried.  I think Usain's record is safe for now.

There are so many things to see here, I would allow over 2 hours if this is your first visit.  If you are passionate about an Olympic sport be it summer or Winter Olympics there will be something special for you to see here.

At the end of the evening, well in fact early Sunday morning, Marcus and Agata did a 2Km plus walk home.  Now we would say it would be a sleep in Sunday, but of course it turned out, that was not to be.  Exercise was calling.

So if you Visit
We hope not if but when, you come to visit us in Lausanne, perhaps for that exercise training I spoke of earlier then if you plan to come around September you can imbibe all the museums Lausanne has to offer, on this special night, and overdose on our significant Lausanne culture.

Please come :-)