Façade du Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique à Vevey.

Visit

Your visit

In its idyllic setting on Lake Geneva, right in the heart of Vevey, the Swiss Camera Museum offers a wonderful opportunity to visitors of all ages to discover the story of photographers and photography from its very beginnings till today.

In just a century, photography has become the most effective and most popular way of fixing an image, a back-up for our memory, a universal language.

The permanent exhibition, covering an area of more than 500 m², tells the story of photography, showing the inventors, and all the techniques involved, with a vast collection of photographic equipment, from camerae obscurae and magic lanterns to the most up-to-date numerical cameras.
The superb interior architecture, where past and present blend harmoniously, adds to the attraction of the exhibition and the multitude of explanatory boards, interactive displays, projections and videos.
Young visitors too will particularly enjoy the many games, texts and hands-on installations.

Opening hours and entrance fees

Opening hours and entrance fees

Entrance fees

Adults
9.-
From 19 years old
CHF
Children
Free
Up to 18 years
Reductions
7.-
Studends / pensioners
CHF

Annual opening

11h00 - 17h30
Tuesday to Sunday

Guided tours

Visite au Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique.

Temporary exhibition

With a curator or a cultural mediator, you will discover the Museum’s temporary exhibition.

Practical information

Duration : about 45 min
Number : 1 to 30 persons
Price : 75.- (CHF)

Permanent exhibition

Arranged chronologically, the exhibition introduces you to the major themes of photography: from the prehistory of photography to digital image, your guide will show you the key objects, rarities and unpublished documents.

A the end of the visit, you receive a photograph of your group posing in the heart of the Museum.

 

 

Practical information

Duration : about 1h
Number : 1 to 30 persons
Price : 100.- (CHF)

Permanent exhibition and laboratory

The visit includes a visit of the silver laboratory. You create your own photogram – small prints of objects on sensitive paper – and develop you photograph yourself. Then, you take your creation home.

Practical information

Duration : about 1h45
Number : Maximum 10 persons
Price : 200.- (CHF)

With a curator

Accompanied by a curator or a cultural mediator, you will discover the history of photography through a general tour or around a particular theme such as “The origins of photography”, “At the time of the plates”, “The century of film”, “The digital revolution”, “Laterna magica”, or through the theme of the current temporary exhibition.

With a curator or a cultural mediator, you will discover the history of photography through a general tour or around a particular theme such as “The origins of photography”, “The plate era”, “The century of the film”, “The digital revolution”, “Laterna magica”, or through the theme of the current temporary exhibition.

Practical information

Duration : about 1h30
Number : 1 to 30 persons
Price : 200.- (CHF)

Visit - groups of more than 30 persons

General presentation of the permanent exhibition and guided tour to answer to any questions. Booking possible of 20 audio guides in German or English. Audio-guides can also be downloaded for Iphone and smartphone.

 

 

Practical information

Duration : about 45 min
Number : More than 30 persons
Price : 75.- (CHF)

Special opening hours

The Museum welcomes you in the evening or after hours.

Practical information

Price : 100.- (CHF) / hour

Photograph of your group

You receive a photography of your group by e-mail after your visit.

Admission fees for exhibitions

Group from 10 people
Adults
7.-
CHF
Reductions
6.-
CHF
Up to 18 years
Free

Information and bookings

T +41 21 925 34 80
M cameramuseum@vevey.ch

Laboratory

The laboratory

Taking a photograph without a camera and discovering the magic of development can be done easily with a method inspired by William Henry Fox Talbot’s “photogenic drawings” or the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s “Rayographs”, that is the imprinting of small objects on sensitive paper, also known as photograms.

On Saturdays and Sundays and during the school holidays, the Museum offers to enhance your visit by discovering the film laboratory where a guide will help you to develop a photograph yourself in the form of a photogram that you will take home as a souvenir of your visit.

This experience can be done individually, with the family, or in groups of less than 10 persons.

Admission fees for exhibitions and laboratory tour

Adults
16.-
CHF
Reductions
14.-
Studends / pensioners
CHF
Children
7.-
Up to 18 years
CHF

Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and during school holidays.

Groups

Maximum 10 participants
Tuesday to Sunday, on registration

Information and bookings

T +41 21 925 34 80
M cameramuseum@vevey.ch

Young People

Birthday parties

 

The Museum offers you a choice of two activities to celebrate your birthday with your friends.

 

The photographic laboratory

from 7 years old

Everyone will create and develop their own photograph to keep as a souvenir.

After this activity, you will taste your birthday cake that your parents will have brought for the snack.

As a gift, you will be able to download all the photos of your party taken by our photographer!

Practical information

Duration: 2h00
Number: Maximum 10 children
Price: 185 CHF
Days: Wednesday| Saturday | Sunday from 2 to 4 pm

Magic of the lantern

from 4 years old

Thanks to a big magic lantern that has been put back into operation, tales and legends, funny stories and other marvellous images will bring back all the magic of the projections of a time when cinema did not exist!

After this activity, you will enjoy your birthday cake that your parents will have brought for the snack.

As a gift, you will be able to download all the photos of your party taken by our photographer!

Practical information

Duration: 2h00
Number: Maximum 10 children
Price: 185 CHF
Days: Wednesday| Saturday | Sunday from 2 to 4 pm

Information and bookings

T +41 21 925 34 80
M cameramuseum@vevey.ch

Virtual Museum

Discover our virtual museum for children.

Find out more

Compagnies

Compagnies

The Swiss Camera Museum welcomes you in the evening for your private or professional events.

These can be accompanied by various activities adapted to the course of your evening: welcome and/or guided tours by the curators, activities in the laboratory or around the magic lantern, etc…

We will be happy to coordinate your services with various local caterers, ensuring that your invitation runs smoothly. It is also possible to organise your own catering with the partners of your choice.

 

Information and bookings

T +41 21 925 34 80
M cameramuseum@vevey.ch