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
Regional and local
Folklore and ethnology
Location of the museumRue du Musée 13
Location/directionsRue du Musée 13
OpenMarch to December: Tue-Sun 13–18
Easter Monday and Whit Monday
ContactMusée d'Estavayer-le-Lac et ses grenouilles
Rue du Musée 13
026 664 80 65 Telephone
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Very children and family-friendly