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Das Historische Museum von Vevey © Ed. Curchod, Vevey

Vevey History Museum

Near Lake Geneva, Vevey History Museum shares its premises with the Confrérie des Vignerons, the winemaking society that organises the legendary Fête des Vignerons. During this cultural visit, children and adults learn about the history of the Vaudois town through ancient objects, canvases and photographs.

Founded in 1897, the Vevey History Museum occupies the rooms of Vevey Castle. Previously called "la Belle-Maison", this 16th century residence was the home of the Bernese bailiffs. In this historical setting, the museum’s collections bring the region’s past alive, from Celtic times to present day.

Objects, documents and many iconographic items are exhibited in a display that respects the character of the house.

Vaudois and Swiss furniture, crafts, old weapons, medals, manuscripts, engravings and paintings by minor Swiss masters form the core of the permanent exhibition which also includes a unique collection of keys, locks and remarkable old chests.

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