Grande Place 99 - CH-1800 Vevey

Tel +41 21 925 34 80

Fax +41 21 921 64 58


The museum is closed on 23 / 25 / 30 December 2019 and on 1st January 2020

The museum is open from 11:00 to 16:30 on 24 and 31 December 2019

On 26 December 2019 and 2 January 2020 the museum is open from 11:00 to 17:30.


Coach Park

5 hoursAvenue Nestlé 13-15  


Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday, Whitsun/Pentecost, and any other public holidays falling on a Monday)


Languages: Text in French, audioguide in German and English free

Ground-level access and lift. Ample parking space for coaches on the Grande Place.


Exhibitions entry price

Adults : 9 CHF

Reductions : 7 CHF

Up to 18 years : free


Exhibitions entry price and laboratory

On Wednesdays afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, public and school holidays

Adults : 16 CHF

Reductions : 14 CHF

Up to 18 years : 7 CHF


Guided visits

Discovery guided visit 100 CHF

Guided visit and laboratory (max. 10 people) 200 CHF

Reception of groups of more than 30 people 75 CHF

Exclusive guided visit 200 CHF

(This proposal is only in french)


A  photography of your group will be offered to you at the end of your guided visit. You will receive the file with a mail.


Special opening times on request 100 CHF/hour



Guided visit and laboratory, duration: 1:45 hour, 150 CHF (max. 12 students,1 team leader) 200 CHF (2 team leaders)

Laboratory and free visit, duration: 1:45 hour,  125 CHF (This proposal is only in french) 

Laterna magica - From 5 years old, duration 45 min., 75 CHF

Discovery guided visit for schools, duration 45 min., 75 CHF

The "Observation visit" for schools, duration 1:30 hour,125 CHF 

(This proposal is only in french) 


A photography of your class will be offered to you at the end of your guided visit. You will receive the file with a mail.


Young people

Birthday 185 CHF

- The photographic laboratory from 8 years

- Magic Lantern, from 5 years 


History of the institution


The Museum was founded in 1971 by Claude-Henry Forney and opened to the general public in 1979. The original site was an apartment in Grande Place 5 but this soon proved too cramped and in 1989 everything was moved to an 18th century building in the Ruelle des Anciens-Fossés, restored by H. Fovanna with the display area and cases designed by the interior decorator, S. Tcherdyne.


One of the reasons for choosing the building in the Ruelle des Anciens-Fossés was that an old underground passage linked it to an adjacent building on the Grande Place, thus allowing the future extension of the Museum. This is exactly what happened in 2001 under the supervision of the architect Joël Brönnimann.


The Swiss Camera Museum depends on the town of Vevey and is backed by the Association of Friends of the Swiss Camera Museum and its Foundation. Direction: Luc Debraine

Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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