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
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumQuai Perdonnet 25
Location/directionsAccess 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.
OpenSummer (April to September): 10:00 to 18:00
Winter (October to March) : 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays, except public holidays
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)
Musée de l’alimentation, une fondation Nestlé
Quai Perdonnet 25 Case postale 13
021 924 41 11 Telephone (musée)
021 924 45 63 Fax (musée)
Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Extremely children and family-friendly
Completely wheelchair accessible