Open from 10.00 to 17.00

Visits and workshops

Quentin Bacchus

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.

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!

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.

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