Musée du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut is one of the finest museums in Château d`Oex. This museum displays folklore art and artisan items that help you learn about the lives of people that lived here during earlier centuries. A wide range of cut paper artworks of Johann Jakob Hauswirth can also be found at Musée du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut.
Set in the manoir where he breathed his last, Chaplin's World is a museum dedicated entirely to the legendary comedian, Charlie Chaplin. This charming museum gives an insight deep into the comedian's personal as well as his professional life. The museum is divided into three sections, the world-class studio, the lush green park and the splendid manor. Within the studio, you will find yourself surrounded by model sets from some of his well-known films, wax statues of the legend and his co-stars, and audiovisuals that trace his journey from a nobody to one of the most talented actors, writers and filmmakers. The museum also illustrates his meetings with famous personalities like Sophia Loren and Mahatma Gandhi. For any further information, you can call on +41 842 422 422. If you wish to spend your day immersed in stories from the life of this legendary comedian, Chaplin's World assures you an enriching experience.
Throughout its history, Nyon Castle has been used for many purposes. Originally an administrative building in the House of Savoy, it has since been a courthouse, prison, and now a beautiful museum that offers visitors a little bit of everything from history to portraiture to a permanent exhibition of fine Swiss porcelain that was created in the municipality of Nyon between 1781 and 1813. Completely restored as of 2006, visitors can view the entire building floor-by-floor, beginning in the basement then working their way up, passing old prison cells, as well as wonderful art and architecture along the way.
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 ("House of Elsewhere") is a unique museum entirely dedicated to science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys. Enter the twilight zone to discover future worlds and new horizons as they were depicted by writers, artists or movie directors. Several exhibitions have been organized on various topics like utopias, space travel, extra terrestrial life forms and cities of the future. This fascinating museum was opened thanks to Pierre Versins, an archivist of science fiction who donated his impressive collection to the city of Yverdon-Les-Bains. The city then created this remarkable establishment, which opened its doors in 1976. Housed in a prison built in 1806, visitors to the museum can browse through a collection of over 70,000 items related to science fiction, including an extensive collection focusing on the great science fiction writer Jules Verne.
The Musée de l'Alimentation is a haven for all the epicureans in the world for you get to be amidst the object of you affection-food. The museum deals with Swiss food and food from around the world focusing on nutrition and taste. There are various interactive displays where you will get to see chefs whip up a quick meal, where you will learn eating habits, what kinds of food should one purchase and you will get to learn about the world famous Nestlé. There are temporary exhibitions that take place here too, thus, giving you a varied perceptive of nutrition, digestion and food. The museum hold various other events too, which may or may not be related to food. For further details, do visit their website.
Musee cantonal d'archeologie et d'histoire, which is situated on the first floor of the imposing Palais de Rumine on the Place de la Riponne, retraces the most ancient history of the canton of Vaud from the end of the Paleolithic times to the Neolithic era (12,000-2200BC). The exhibition displays several small-scale models together with four slide shows and life-size reconstructions, presented in an innovative way. The Bronze Age (2200-800BC) is depicted by means of a collection of significant objects. The development of civilization accelerated by the emergence of metalwork is also alluded to.Â
Musée cantonal de zoologie takes up the top floor of the Rumine Palace which dominates the Place de la Riponne. It displays a large collection of extinct animals from the region and other areas. A leaflet distributed to visitors allows you to explore the exhibits with ease; in each window, an animal chosen for its zoological, behavioral or historical importance is described at length. The other species presented are highlighted more succinctly. Various small exhibitions, either permanent or temporary, are displayed. Among these, cryptozoology is a favorite, for it is the science that describes animals whose existence has no scientific proof, and therefore cannot be officially "classified".
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A one of a kind tribute to the rich heritage of computers, Musee Bolo was set up in 2002 and is housed in the IT building of the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne. It was the passion and love of computers of Yves Bolognini - the engineer who gave his nickname Bolo museum that gave birth to this collection. The Museum is home to thousands of objects from the history of computing and information technology and is aimed at highlighting the progress made in terms of technology and industrial design. The exhibits include the first real personal computer general public by IBM, the first Mac and more than 500 different machines, including game consoles and calculators as well. The constant miniaturization of machines and computers is beautifully measured and displayed by placing different memories or PC motherboards side by side for easy comparison.