The Tibet Museum in Gruyeres, Switzerland features a vast collection of Buddhist art. The vivid display consists of over 300 Himalayan art, paintings, sculptures, artifacts from countries like India, Nepal, Tibet and Myanmar. Alain Bordier’s painstaking efforts in collecting and preserving these sacred artworks, can be viewed in the museum and said to bring a serenity and a sense of calm to its visitors.
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.
In the magnificent park of the Vallée de la Jeunesse lies Lausanne's Espace des Invention science museum. Located in an old 1964 National Exhibition building, this museum will explore specific themes that will change every two years. The exhibitions are aimed at children between seven and 15 years old but, as in all interactive and educational exhibits, adults will likely have more fun than they will admit to!
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.
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.