The music-box museum or Musee Baud is located in the Canton of Vaud in L’Anderson. It has a picture gallery, a music gallery and a museum shop in its premises. The museum features a collection of ancient machines, music boxes, singing birds, gramophones, animated pictures, tools and accessories. Visitors can also listen to highlights of some music from “Maesto” and “Phonolistz Violiona” a solo automated violin player.
This museum is dedicated to H. R. Giger, the brains behind special effects highlighted in the popular movie Aliens. The museum has the same glum and creepy atmosphere that one finds in all the typical Alien movies. The interiors of the museum were designed by Giger himself, and these intricate designs feature details reminiscent of both a spaceship and a medieval fortress - a style that stands in stark contrast to the otherwise pristine and quaint environment of the city of Gruyères. Giger was born in Chur, a Swiss canton in the east, and was known for his work as a surrealist painter and special effects designer, the latter of which earned him an Academy Award for his work on Alien. Giger was also admitted to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2013 for his surreal artwork, which he published in several collections, including Necronomicon and Necronomicon II. The museum houses much of Giger's work. Those who are uncomfortable with the slimy and unnatural world of aliens and outer space creatures should probably prepare themselves before going inside the H.R Giger Museum.
La Maison d'Ailleurs est le seul musée au monde consacré à la science-fiction, à l'utopie et aux voyages extraordinaires. Laissez-vous dépayser dans cette atmosphère surréelle, en parcourant la quantité de sources et de documents sur ces thèmes. Plusieurs expositions ont été organisées, comme celle sur l'utopie, sur les voyages dans l'espace, sur la vie extraterrestre ou sur les villes du futur. Développez votre imaginaire en consultant les livres, BD, icônes, dessins et autres sources cinématographiques. Le musée est aussi le plus grand centre européen de recherche sur la science-fiction.
Located in the village of Le Bouveret, on the brink of Lake Geneva, discover a miniature Swiss world, replete with stunning replicas of Switzerland's landmarks. Meandering through the thick of these model buildings are 16 locomotives, eight of which are steam-powered. The trains go along eight tracks that intertwine their way through the length of this beautiful, scenic park. The park includes a 700-meter (5577.42 feet) track, along with 1200 meters (3937 feet) of walking trails. The Swiss Vapeur Parc hosts the Swiss International Film Festival in June every year. Visitation hours vary as per the season, so check the official website prior to planning your visit.
En face du complexe hospitalier lausannois, la fondation Claude Verdan présente au public depuis 1997 des expositions relatives à la main, aux arts et aux sciences. L'exposition permanente "Jeux de mains" explore tout ce qui approche le sens du toucher et de son vecteur, la main. Des aspects aussi divers que les origines biologiques, la symbolique ou les interprétations culturelles sont abordés. Parrallèlement, de nombreuses expositions temporaires le plus souvent interactive se succèdent au long de l'année.
Centre International de la Mécanique d'Art (CIMA) is the International Center for Art Mechanics. It is a museum located in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Visitors can avail of a guided tour of CIMA which has a display of bird cages, an acrobat, dolls, animated pictures, clocks and trees. There is also a shop inside the museum that sells new music boxes, musical instruments and toys.