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Musée d'art et d'histoire

In the old Town hall, dating back from the 14th century, the museum presents the rich past of city.
Several Neolithic artifacts from the lakeside sites of Biel's lake and a magnificent pirogue are exhibited in the Victor Gross room, which pays homage to a local man, among the founding fathers of modern archeology. The great hall houses Burgundian wars’ trophies: these are the spoils taken to Charles the Bold during the Battle of Morat in 1476. This worldwide known ensemble is completed by a rich collection of ancient firearms. Further rooms, which include, among other things, Landolt tile stoves of the 18th century, show many objects, engravings and paintings of everyday life.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1877

Bienvenue au Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de La Neuveville
Bienvenue au Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de La Neuveville
Serpentine, Bourgogne 1460-1470
Photo: M. Charles Ballif
Serpentine, Bourgogne 1460-1470 Photo: M. Charles Ballif

Current exhibitions

La quadrature du cercle. L’expo qui vaut des tours!

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La Tour Carrée souffle cette année sa 500e bougie ; c’est assurément l’occasion de revenir sur son histoire passionnante, intrinsèquement liée à l’évolution de la Ville et de ses sept autres tours, qui ceinturent, démarquent et symbolisent La Neuveville.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F
La quadrature du cercle. L’expo qui vaut des tours!
  • Regional and local
    Regional and local
  • History
    History
  • Archaeology
    Archaeology

Location of the museum

Hôtel-de-Ville 11 / CP 260
2520 La Neuveville

Location/directions

Ruelle de l'Hôtel-de-Ville (parallèle à la route principale), Tour Carrée, escalier d'accès à l'ouest du Restaurant du Faucon.

Open

April-October: Saturday and Sunday 2:30-5:30 pm

Admission

Voluntary contribution recommended

Guided tours:
CHF 70.-- up to 10 persons
from the 11th, CHF 7.- per person

Contact

Musée d'art et d'histoire
Hôtel-de-Ville 11 Case postale 260
2520 La Neuveville
032 751 48 28 Telephone (musée)
032 753 71 23 Telephone (secrétaire)
musee.laneuveville@bluewin.ch
http://www.museelaneuveville.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Children and family-friendly
    Children and family-friendly
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport