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Musée national suisse - Château de Prangins

The château, a majestic residence built in the 1730s in classical French style, is home to the Swiss National Museum in western Switzerland.

The château became a museum in 1998. With its gardens and interiors restored to their 18th-century state, it makes for a day out that will appeal to lovers of both nature and culture.

The permanent exhibition “Noblesse oblige! Life at a Château in the 18th Century" showcases the historical heritage of Château de Prangins. The reception rooms on the ground floor have been restored to their former splendour, with lavish decoration.


Three permanent exhibitions complement the tour of the gardens and interiors, with a wide range of topics to explore: “Discovering the Garden”, “Panorama of Swiss History” and “Switzerland on the Move” which examines the country’s history from 1750 to 1920.

Each year, Château de Prangins organises temporary exhibitions on topics linked to art, culture and current affairs in Switzerland.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1998

Le Château de Prangins et son jardin potager
Le Château de Prangins et son jardin potager
La salle à manger de l'exposition
La salle à manger de l'exposition "Noblesse oblige!

Current exhibition(s)

Swiss Press Photo 17

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Château de Prangins presents the 26th edition of the “Swiss Press Photo” exhibition, showcasing the nation’s best press photographs of 2016.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F
Swiss Press Photo 17
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Av. Général Guiguer 3
1197 Prangins

Location/directions

Train CFF | jusqu’à la gare de Nyon Bus TPN | 805 et 811 depuis la gare CFF de Nyon Deux arrêts à 5 min, "Prangins, Musée national" ou "Les Abériaux". Bateau CGN | Jusqu’au débarcadère de Nyon À pied | Environ 25 minutes depuis la gare de Nyon A vélo | Publibike, www.publibike.ch Voiture | Autoroute A1 Genève-Lausanne, sortie Nyon ou Gland. Grand parking gratuit au bord du lac

Open

Ma–di 10–17
Ouvert les jours fériés, sauf 25 déc, 1er jan

Contact

Musée national suisse - Château de Prangins
Av. Général Guiguer 3
1197 Prangins
058 469 38 90 Telephone (musée)
058 469 38 98 Fax (musée)
info.prangins@snm.admin.ch
http://www.chateaudeprangins.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
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport