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Musée d'Estavayer-le-Lac et ses grenouilles

The museum is housed in a 15th-century customs building, where novelties from the past are combined with modern museum presentations, creating a special and unique atmosphere. The Museum possesses a rare collection of 108 taxidermically prepared frogs (approx. 1850) presenting themselves in human poses. It is for them that the Museum is also known as “Frog Museum”. They are humorously set in scenes of 19th century everyday life and are surrounded by masterfully crafted miniature furniture. These relate to the other exhibits of the museum that show many aspects of life, work, fashion and wars of the past. The collections displayed are primarily donations by families from Estavayer and Fribourg. The local museum was opened on May 8, 1927.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1927

Musée d'Estavayer-le-Lac et ses grenouilles
Musée d'Estavayer-le-Lac et ses grenouilles
The frogs at school
The frogs at school
The kitchen, 17th century
The kitchen, 17th century
  • Regional and local
    Regional and local
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Rue du Musée 13
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac

Location/directions

Rue du Musée 13

Open

March to December: Tue-Sun 13–18
Easter Monday and Whit Monday

Contact

Musée d'Estavayer-le-Lac et ses grenouilles
Rue du Musée 13
1470 Estavayer-le-Lac
026 664 80 65 Telephone
musee@estavayer.ch
http://www.museedesgrenouilles.ch
  • 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.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Good accessibility with public transport
    Good accessibility with public transport