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Alimentarium

As the world’s first museum devoted to food and nutrition, the Alimentarium has been exploring the many aspects of the human diet from a historic, scientific and cultural point of view for over 30 years. Its multidisciplinary, global and objective approach has gradually established the Alimentarium as a reference centre on the topic. The Museum lies in Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Opposite the entrance, an 8-metre tall fork rises from the water. This landmark is the most well-known object in the Alimentarium collection and has become a major tourist attraction.
As the centrepiece of the Museum, the permanent exhibition “Food – The essence of life”. The unique new scenography, combining discovery, experimentation and learning, invites visitors on a fun-filled, interactive journey through three new sectors: Food, Society and The Body. Every year, the Museum launches an annual theme which adds a sprinkle of seasoning to the permanent exhibition as well as to its digital content.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1985

Alimentarium, Food Museum
Alimentarium, Food Museum
The Fork, an emblem for the Alimentarium in Vevey
The Fork, an emblem for the Alimentarium in Vevey
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Quai Perdonnet 25
1800 Vevey

Location/directions

Access by train Vevey CFF/SBB railway station, then 15 minutes’ walk or bus 201 or 202 heading East (La Tour-de-Peilz/Montreux) to the Hôtel-de-Ville stop. Access by bus VMCV bus number 201 or 202: heading East (La Tour-de-Peilz/Montreux) to the Hôtel-de-Ville stop heading West (Lausanne), Cour-au-Chantre stop Access by car Via the A9 motorway (from Geneva or the Valais) or A12 (from Bern), exit at Vevey. At the roundabout, follow ‘Vevey centre’. The Panorama underground car park and the Place du Marché are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the Museum. Access by boat CGN boat: Get off at the ‘Vevey-La Tour’ quay, then walk westward (Lausanne) for 5 minutes. Get off at the ‘Vevey Marché’ quay then walk eastward (Montreux) for 10 minutes.

Open

Summer (April to September): 10:00 to 18:00
Winter (October to March) : 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays, except public holidays

Admission

Adults: 13.00
Reduced rates: 11.00
Children 0-5 years of age: free of charge
Children 6-16 years of age: 4.00
Family ticket: 28.00 (1 or 2 adults + a maximum of 9 children)

Group adults (from 12 people): 11.00
Groups children/schools (from 12 people): 3.00
(one accompanying adult free of charge for each group of 12 pupils)

Contact

Alimentarium
Musée de l’alimentation, une fondation Nestlé
Quai Perdonnet 25 Case postale 13
1800 Vevey
021 924 41 11 Telephone (musée)
021 924 45 63 Fax (musée)
info@alimentarium.org
http://www.alimentarium.org
  • Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
    Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport