The Laténium is a museum of Swiss archaeology as well as the history of man in the Lake Neuchâtel region. The museum covers history from the Ice Age to Renaissance period (around AD 1600). The larger exhibitions are on the Gallo-Romans, Celts, and Bronze Age. The Laténium museum has numerous interactive displays, which can entertain adults and children of all ages. A large park (free) between the museum and the shores of Lac de Neuchâtel has further archeological displays including reconstructed houses from the Bronze Age. The Laténium and park is a great day-trip destination and popular with families.



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Founded: 2001
Category: Museums in Switzerland


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David Honzátko (5 months ago)
Nice kids-friendly museum on the lake shore with both inside and outside exposition of the life in the region throughout the ages. The museum offers nice atmosphere, pretty views, and a buch of small interactive games to entertain the children while adults admire models of ancient settlements. I was just missing English labels.
Alejandro Chavez (8 months ago)
A great experience. It's a very well organized museum and has plenty of interesting information and details about various cultural events in the Canton and in Switzerland. It invites to investigate more!!!
lin lin GREEN (9 months ago)
I went here because of the free museum tourist pass. After arriving lady at the reception told me that no English in explanation in the museum. She told me that I can pay 5FR for an English audio guide, so I did. It was worth it as otherwise I wouldn’t have any idea what any of the things are. I particularly liked the big window looking out the lake as well as the one next to the manmade pool. When the sun is shining, it’s very peaceful! Enjoyed my couple of hours there. Along the lake also spectacular!
Futurepieter (14 months ago)
Beautiful archeological museum with interesting collection but NO information in English (only non specific audio guide is available). Is this a provincial museum or as they describe themselves the biggest archeological museum in Switzerland???
Walter Bettens (2 years ago)
Nice architecture with a good museum lay-out. Artefacts are displayed in a way that draws people into the history of the area. I would have liked some more general information about Celtic society.
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