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Open from 10.00 to 17.00

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.

Laténium estival - Ouverture nocturne

Durant la saison estivale, le Laténium étend ses heures d’ouverture tous les jeudis soirs jusqu’à 22h. Le Café du Laténium est également ouvert !

Time : From 10h00 to 22h00

LATÉNIUM ESTIVAL - DRAGONFLY+DANSE #3 - LES CHEMINS DE TRAVERSE & PIERRE-YVES DIACON & SYLVIA PELLEGRINO

Dans l’écrin du Latenium, la danseuse Sylvia Pellegrino et le danseur Pierre-Yves Diacon (Les Mondes Transversaux) vont à la rencontre des musicien.e.s Barbara Minder et Mathieu Amiguet (Les Chemins de Traverse). Chorégraphie sonore d’un lieu et matérialisation visuelle du son, mouvement musical ou musicalité du geste sont les outils qui invitent nos sens à plonger dans l’illusion. Un moment fragile comme l’émergence de la libellule, mais tonique comme son vol guidé par ses grands yeux à facettes.
Les Mondes Transversaux et Les Chemins de Traverse : deux collectifs neuchâtelois aux noms cousins qui mettent leurs idées créatrices en commun.
Concept : Les Chemins de Traverse, en collaboration avec Les Mondes Transversaux
Danse : Pierre-Yves Diacon, Sylvia Pellegrino
Musique live : Barbara Minder, Matthieu Amiguet

Tarifs : accès au musée le même jour compris dans le prix
20.-/adulte
15.-/adulte tarif réduit (ICOM, AMS, Passeport musées suisses, Raiffeisen, Archéone, étudiant.e.s en archéologie UNINE, membres ami.e.s ADN)
10.-/enfant (7-16 ans)
Gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 7 ans
Inscription indispensable : au 032 889 69 17 ou 032 889 69 10. latenium@ne.ch ou directement sur place.
Nombre de spectateur.trice.s limité.
Organisé en partenariat avec l’ADN (Association Danse Neuchâtel)
Photo : © Zoé-Lavanchy

Time : From 19h30 to 20h10

LATÉNIUM ESTIVAL - Village préhistorique

En famille, participez à la vie du village préhistorique installé dans le parc archéologique. Accompagnés par leurs parents, les enfants pourront participer à la construction de maisons et modeler de l’argile.
En cas de pluie, l’atelier se déroule à l’intérieur et les enfants pourront confectionner un bijou d’inspiration celtique.

5.-/enfant (ne comprend pas l’entrée au musée), gratuit pour les adultes accompagnateurs (accès au musée payant).

Pas d’inscription préalable. Max. 20 participant.e.s en même temps.

Time : From 13h30 to 16h30