Discover the site
During the whole year 2016, the MCAH concentrated its activities around its archaeological, historic and ethnographic collections. These diverse activities aimed to highlight the museum’s collections whether they were in the showcases of the Palais de Rumine or in the museums deposits. With these changes, the entrance to each room allows exhibiting a diversity of topics in relation with the museum’s collections. At the same time, the display showing the historic period from the year one thousand onwards was rearranged. Discover the unknown collections and the newly refurbished exhibition rooms! (© Photos: Yves André)
You can now discover the two exhibition rooms with their new decoration emphasising the relation with the landscape by means of two huge photographs by Thomas Bouvier and a smartphone and tablet application bringing you closer to the fascinating history of the canton of Vaud. The book « Révéler les invisibles », that reveals the treasures of the cantonal collections of archaeology, history and ethnology, depicting 150 objects that recount the history of the museum, from 1852 till today, can be bought at the museum.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 11-18h . Friday to Sunday: 11-17h . Closed on Mondays. The admission to the exhibitions in the Palais de Rumine is free of charge. Please get a day ticket at the shop on the ground floor, at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts on the 3rd floor or at the Musée cantonal de Zoologie on the 5th floor. Guided tours must be booked at least one week in advance per telephone or e-mail. The tours start on the ground floor near the main door in front of the museum shop. Price: For groups of less than 20 people: CHF 100.- (one exhibition room), length of the visit 45min. CHF 150.- (two exhibition rooms), length of the visit 1h30. For groups of more than 20 people, price on demand. Guided tours for schools are free of charge.
Access and contact
By public transport from the Lausanne train station : Take the M2 metro in direction of Croisettes, get out at station «Riponne-M.Béjart» or take the bus TL 1 in direction of Blécherette, get out at the bus stop «Rue Neuve». By car, you can park at the car park of the Riponne (paying), just in front of the museum.
The access for disabled visitors is possible from the north from the Place de la Riponne. A platform elevator takes you to the ground floor from which you reach the exhibition rooms of the Museum for Archaeology and History on the first level. The exhibition rooms are on your right and left. They are mostly accessible without help.
Palais de Rumine
Place de la Riponne 6
Tél 021 316 34 30
Fax 021 316 34 31
Guided tours and events:
021 316 34 44