Open from 10.00 to 17.00

Opening times, admission fees and access

Museum opening times

⚠ BREAKING NEWS – the Celts of La Tène area, in the heart of the museum, is undergoing work and can be partially visited.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-17.00.
Closed on Mondays.

The Laténium is closed on 25th December and 1st January.
The Laténium is open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Dogs are not allowed in the Laténium, except for dogs for the visually impaired. Dogs are allowed in the Café du Laténium.

Archaeological park

Free entry

Audio guide

If you would like to be guided through the permanent exhibition, you might like to consider renting an audio guide: you will learn more about 50,000 years in less than an hour!

Price : CHF 5.-

UNESCO World Heritage Ticket

Discover amazing treasures with the UNESCO World Heritage ticket!
Book your ticket online

Extend your visit

Extend your visit to the museum by discovering sites and landscapes that echo the collections of the Laténium.

Admission fees

Adults CHF 9.-
Students, seniors, unemployed CHF 5.-
Children (from 7 to 16 years) CHF 4.-
Families (2 adults + children) CHF 20.-

Group rates, from 10 people upwards

Adults CHF 6.-
Students, seniors, unemployed  CHF 4.-
Children (from 7 to 16 years) CHF 2.-

Free admission

Every first Sunday of the month. And on that day at 11:00, we offer a free tour that sheds light on a particular object in the museum or the park.

Swiss museum pass, Raiffeisen, ICOM, AMS, Cultural GANeuchâtel Tourist card, Neuchâtel museum card,

Archéone member “Laténium” coin (on sale at the museum cash desk).

“Etoile Filante” card

Care-givers or people accompanying people with disabilities.


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Getting to the museum

Parc et musée d’archéologie
Espace Paul Vouga
2068 Hauterive

The Laténium is located in Hauterive, on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel (3 km from Neuchâtel town centre).

By public transport 

By train

Railway station CFF Neuchâtel then funicular (Fun’ambule) to the university and bus line 101in the direction Marin, “Laténium” bus stop

Regional railway station BLS St-Blaise-Lac followed by a 20 min-walk to the Laténium using the path along the lake shore.

By bus

Line 101, “Laténium” bus stop

Ondes vertes

By ship

From spring to autumn the trip from Neuchâtel to Hauterive is free of charge. For the return trip passengers have to show their entry ticket to the museum.

Soft mobility

Path along the lake from Neuchâtel or St-Blaise

A “Neuchâtelroule” station is available at the port at Hauterive (at the eastern entrance of the archaeological park).


By car

Parking at the port at Hauterive (fee charged).

From 1st April to 31st October CHF 1.- / 8.00-18.00.
From 1st November to 31st March CHF 0.50 / 8.00-18.00.

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Upcoming events

La Tène : des dépôts à l’expo

Dès 2009, l’équipe du laboratoire de conservation-restauration décide de se concentrer sur l’amélioration des conditions de conservation de la collection La Tène.
Comment prendre en charge les 2200 objets de cette collection initialement répartis dans 6 dépôts ? Quels travaux de conservation préventive et de restauration mener? Comment permettre à toute la collection de prendre vie dans une seule exposition « Entre deux eaux. La Tène, lieu de mémoire » ? Un aperçu des coulisses du Laténium…

Visite commentée par les collaborateur-trice-s du laboratoire de conservation-restauration du Laténium.
La visite est suivie d’une verrée.
Nombre de participant-e-s limité-e-s. Inscription obligatoire au 032 889 69 17 / inscriptions.latenium@ne.ch

Time : 18h15