Hours and admission


Museum :

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

25th December and 1st of January : the Museum is closed.

The Museum is open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Archaeological park :

free access

Single tickets

Adults :

CHF 9.-

Students, apprentices, seniors, unemployed, disabled :

CHF 5.-

Children (from 7 to 16) :

CHF 4.-


Parents and children :

CHF 20.-

Groups, from 10 people

Adults :

CHF 6.-

Students, apprentices, seniors, unemployed, disabled :

CHF 4.-

Children :

CHF 2.-

Free admission :

The first Sunday of every month.

Swiss Museum Passport, Raiffeisen card, ICOM, AMS

Holders of the “Laténium” medal (sold at the front desk)


Public transportation

By train public transportation from the railway station of in Neuchâtel :

Take the “Fun’ambule”, then Bus 101 towards Marin, get down at “Laténium” (Hauterive) bus stop.

Walk towards the main road (“route cantonale”) and take Bus 101 towards Place Pury/Cormondrèche, get down at “Laténium” (Hauterive) bus stop.

By train from the Saint-Blaise (railway station BN) in Saint-Blaise :

Walk towards the main road (“route cantonale”) and take Bus 101 towards Place Pury/Cormondrèche, get down at “Laténium” (Hauterive) bus stop.

Discover Switzerland’s UNESCO  World Heritage sites with RailAway. You will benefit from a 20% reduction on the return journey by public transport, as well as at least a 20% reduction on additional experiences and offers at the World Heritage site you choose.

By bike

Use the “Neuchâtel-Seeland” bike lane.

By car

From Neuchâtel :

Follow the signs towards Marin – Bienne. At the entry into the village of Hauterive, take a right turn towards “Port d’Hauterive”.

From Lausanne :

Follow the highway towards Marin, take the “Hauterive” exit. At the entry into the village of Hauterive, take a right turn towards “Port d’Hauterive”.

From Berne/Bienne :

Take the “Hauterive/Saint-Blaise” exit, follow the road towards Neuchâtel and take a left turn towards “Port d’Hauterive”.


As we wish to allow as many people as possible to participate in the discovery of the richness and the diversity of our collections, the Laténium is fully equipped for and accessible to the disabled, mainly thanks to a sophisticated system of ramps and elevators.

Car park :

Wider parking spaces are reserved for persons with limited mobility in the Parking of the port of Hauterive (Chemin des Roseaux).

Wheel-chair :

A wheel-chair is available at the front desk of the museum.

Visually impaired :

Special guided tours for visually impaired or blind people are available on request. Please contact us if you wish to organize one!

Contact us

Postal address

parc et musée d’archéologie de Neuchâtel
Espace Paul Vouga
CH-2068 Hauterive


Front desk :

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: +41 32 889 69 17

Administration :

8 a.m. -12 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: +41 32 889 69 10

FAX: +41 32 889 62 86 

Guided tours :

Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. and

1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone : +41 32 889 86 85

Audio guide

For those who wish to be guided through the permanent exposition, the Laténium offers an audio guide in four languages (French, German, Italian and English): 50,000 years narrated in less than an hour!

Cost :

Renting the necessary equipment including the headset costs CHF 5.- and you will be asked to leave a form of identification at the front desk during your visit.


Souvenirs, toys and accessories for children, T-shirts, cuddly toys, posters, postcards, jewellery, a wide array of books for all ages…

To order online

Gift items :

High quality gift items, chosen and crafted in partnership with Bijouterie Bonnet. All profits are given to Fondation La Tène to finance the different activities of the Laténium.


Scientific books of the series :

Scientific publications from the series : “Archéologie neuchâteloise”.


Publications of the Laténium :

Laténium publications (exhibition catalogues).

The café

Overlooking the archaeological park and Lake Neuchâtel, with its a terrace facing the sunny south, the Laténium café has a fantastic view of the Western range of the Swiss Alps.

We serve a variety of snacks, cakes and baked goods.


We also organize small receptions on request, both during and out of opening hours.

Opening Hours

From Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For further inquiries, please contact :

Andreia Fernandes, independent owner of the Café du Laténium.

032 889 88 84




Renting an auditorium

The Laténium houses an 80-seat conference auditorium and a small 12-seat auditorium, both set up with modern audiovisual equipment.

With splendid views of the lake and the Alps, these rooms – which are mainly used by the University of Neuchâtel – can also host private societies and groups.

Reservation forms

Reservation forms



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