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The Laténium is closed until further notice

Visitors

Individual visit

Whether you are here for the first time or you are a regular visitor, the Laténium offers you various ways in which to discover its spaces and collections.

  • An audio guide, which can be rented from the museum’s reception desk for CHF 5.-, narrates 50,000 years of history in less than one hour.
  • Every first Sunday of the month at 11.00 we offer you a free visit that sheds light on an particular object at the museum or in the park.
  • You can then follow in the footsteps of the pile-dwellers in the archaeological park.
  • Consult the museum’s programme to discover the visits, conferences and workshops linked to our exhibitions.
  • From spring to autumn the trip by boat from the port at Neuchâtel and the landing at Hauterive (located in the museum park) is free of charge.
  • Extend your visit to the museum by discovering sites and landscapes that echo the collections of the Laténium.
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Children and families

Children, parents, grandparents, godfathers or godmothers, explore as a family the different ways of discovering the Laténium and the profession of archaeologist!

  • In the museum mini-laboratories enable visitors to try out scientific methods such as excavations, dating or preservation methods. Educational games for children, videos and models punctuate your visit.
  • The audio guide, which can be rented from the museum’s reception desk for CHF 5.-, narrates 50,000 years of history in less than one hour.
  • Consult the museum’s programme to discover an array of activities. These enable you to spend quality time together as a family, to be creative and to tackle an archaeological topic in an original manner.
  • Extend your visit to the museum with a walk in the archeological park. Have a picnic in the pile-dwelling houses. Enjoy the playground in the centre of the park facing the lake.
  • From spring to autumn the trip by boat from the port at Neuchâtel and the landing at Hauterive (located in the museum park) is free of charge.
  • Extend your visit to the museum by discovering sites and landscapes that echo the collections of the Laténium.

An archaeological birthday !

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Laténium! Celebrate this special day by discovering an aspect of archaeology together with your friends. Medallion, mosaic, clay or painting, choose a workshop, which will be organised by a guide. Then enjoy a birthday cake in the Café du Laténium, where a table will be reserved for you. Finally, the archaeological park will offer children spaces to have fun!

School classes

The Laténium invites children of all ages to enter into a dialog with the past. Its cultural mediation team is composed mainly of archaeologists and archaeology students. This team tries to meet the specific expectations of each teacher, it adapts its programme to suit particular requests and it makes it possible to experience the past in a playful and educational manner.

  • Organise your guided visit according to the age and the knowledge of your pupils. You can explore the environments of Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers, the villages of early farmers or Roman ruins. We can adapt the visit to suit the theme or the period of your choice.
  • The creative workshops enable children to experience actions of the past. The children manufacture an object by trying to reproduce ancient techniques and then take their creation away with them.
  • Our temporary exhibitions can be adapted to suit a school visit. Please consult our programme.
  • Teachers have free access to the exhibitions for a preparatory visit.
  • From spring to autumn the trip by ship from the port at Neuchâtel and the landing of Hauterive (located in the museum park) is free of charge.
  • Extend your visit to the museum with a walk in the archeological park. Have a picnic in the pile-dwelling. Enjoy the playground in the centre of the park facing the lake.

Groups

Companies and associations

The Laténium is a surprising place to hold your staff outings. Combine the discovery of the museum with a working session, an aperitif or a meal.

  • Follow the guide! The Laténium is the biggest archaeological museum in Switzerland. Archaeological park, temporary exhibition, regional collections: select your preferred theme from amongst all our offerings.
  • Organise a working session or a conference at the Laténium.
    A conference room and a meeting room are available for hire.
  • The Café du Laténium is committed to welcoming groups: café-croissant, meal or aperitif, at any time of the day.
  • From spring to autumn the trip by ship from the port at Neuchâtel and the landing at Hauterive (located in the museum park) is free of charge.

Easter Monday

The Museum is exceptionally open on Easter Monday !

Time : From 10h00 to 17h00

Atelier créatif

La vie des celtes était imprégnée des motifs ornementaux sur les objets du quotidien et les objets de prestige. Les motifs emblématiques se retrouvent sur les objets en métal, en pierre ou en argile, mais existaient certainement aussi sur des matériaux plus périssables. Après une visite de l’exposition temporaire les participants cousent une bourse en cuir et l’ornent de motifs celtes découverts dans l’exposition.

Cet atelier est bilingue : français-allemand

Prix : CHF 10.-/personne
Âge : dès 9 ans, les enfants doivent être accompagnés d’un adulte
Inscription obligatoire : 032 889 69 17 (nombre de participants limité)

Time : From 14h00 to 16h00

Visite gratuite

L’entrée et la visite sont gratuites.

Laissez-vous surprendre par le choix du guide qui vous emmène chaque premier dimanche du mois à la découverte d’un objet des temps celtiques.

Time : From 11h00 to 11h30