Knowledge & culture

Art and History Museum Neuchâtel

A treat for the eyes and a mirror on the world

The permanent exhibitions on display at Neuchâtel's Musée d'art et d'histoire (MAHN) – situated in an exceptionally beautiful spot – are well worth a visit. They showcase the region's historical and artistic heritage most notably by means of a carefully selected permanent display of the museum's collections (sculpture, applied art, history and coins). They also trace the thousand year-long history of the city of Neuchâtel. MAHN regularly presents new temporary exhibitions as well.

Opening hours Today (Tuesday) open

The offer is available all year round.

Mon           closed
Tue–Sun    11.00–17.00 hours

Open on Easter Monday, Whit Monday and monday after Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer
Closed on 30 Septembre, 25 and 31 December 2018 and 1 January 2019

Subject to change without prior notice


  • CHF 8.00 Adults
  • CHF 4.00 Students, apprentices, retirees, recipients of invalidity pension
  • Free of charge Children up to the age of 15.99
  • CHF 4.00 Groups of 10 or more

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration


Temporary exhibitions

  • Valérie Favre. An exhibition of monographs
    10 December 2017 to 16 August 2018

    Having grown up in Neuchâtel, Valérie Favre now lives in Berlin. Characterised by a skilful, freely figurative style, her work reflects the strength of her artistic imagination, which is informed by constant and openly declared links with cinema, theatre, literature and art history. Acrobats, imaginary creatures, ghosts and phantoms, mysterious symbols, self-portraits and quotations... The viewer is invited to dive into Favre’s pictorial world as if it were a never-ending story.

  • The Indienne textiles of Neuchâtel: a local yet foreign decorative art
    7 October 2018 to 20 May 2019

    Neuchâtel's Musée d’art et d’histoire has a policy of conserving one of Switzerland's most important collections of printed textiles. For the first time ever, it is dedicating a large-scale exhibition to this applied art form, enriching the works held by the museum itself with items loaned from public and private collections across Switzerland and Europe. The exhibition will place the history of the Indienne textiles of Neuchâtel in the context of European decorative arts in the period from 1750 to 1870. An interdisciplinary approach will also cast light on, among other things, the strategies and circumstances through which this industry helped Neuchâtel build its position on the global economic stage from the 18th century onwards.


Free entry on Wednesdays.

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