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Ethnographic Museum, Neuchâtel

"The place is enchanting. Surrounded by gardens and perched on a hill with a magnificent view, this museum is housed in an architectural complex juxtaposing the Villa de Pury, the Institut d’ethnologie and another building with a Hans Erni fresco. In this magical setting, provocative and thoughtful exhibitions have been designed, quickly winning recognition for the museum due to their special approach and pertinence. The old curator, Jacques Hainard, who played a big part in this, openly said that he detested meaningless juxtapositions of objects. The current team at the museum perpetuates this spirit by proposing thought-provoking exhibitions about post-industrial western societies." 


Opening times
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The permenant exhibitions in the Villa de Pury are closed for renovation until automn 2017. It however offers a rich program of activities, conferences and projections. Program : 

Adults: CHF 8.-
Students, apprentices, seniors: CHF 4.-
Children up to 16: free
Groups (min. 10 people): CHF 4.-
Wednesday: Free entry

Good to know

  • Guided tour on request: CHF 100.-
  • Duration: 1hour 30 min.
  • Languages: English, French, German.

Ethnographic Museum
Rue Saint-Nicolas 4
2000 Neuchâtel
T. +41 (0)32 717 85 60 

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Ethnographic Museum, Neuchâtel