The Yverdon and Region Museum in Yverdon-les-Bains Castle is one of the oldest museums in Switzerland. An essential cultural destination, it traces 6,000 years of the region’s history, without interruption. It is also a centre of information on stilt settlements, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Founded in 1760, the Yverdon and Region Museum is the oldest in the region and one of the oldest in Switzerland. 6,000 years of the region’s history are laid out in the different rooms of the museum.
The exhibition spanning the period from the Celts to the Burgundians, set out in the fully modernised archaeology rooms, includes the Celtic, Gallo-roman and Burgundian eras, illustrated by hundreds of exhibits, the majority of which are being shown to the public for the first time.
The museum also includes a section dedicated to ancient navigation including two exceptionally well-preserved Gallo-Roman boats and Egyptian antiquities, while a series of rooms of the castle are hung with Bernese paintings (17th and 18th centuries).
Temporary exhibitions offer an insight into the region’s past and visitors can benefit from an audio-guided tour with an MP3 device provided.