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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Veronika Němcová (2 years ago)
Perfect exposition, no boring! I miss a lot english subtitles and bistro was not also perfect. The exterier is beautiful!
Joshua Christian Drewlow (3 years ago)
Very interesting to dive into this museum of Swiss history! Students can enter cheaper.
Javier Goiri (3 years ago)
Extremely well organised and interesting museum. With amazing archeological pieces of great quality.
Sven Jungo (3 years ago)
Beautiful place. Very informativ and the outside area invites you to stay for a while.
Nick Sommers (3 years ago)
Great insight into the life of the Celts with reconstructed houses in the park outside.
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