Knowledge & culture

Musée d’ethnographie Neuchâtel

An offbeat look at our world

The sometimes curious exhibitions of the Ethnographic Museum Neuchâtel take you on a journey between the "Here" and the "Elsewhere". As a place of experience, seeing and experiencing, the museum enables its visitors to reflect on and reinterpret the familiar. This means seeing the world through different eyes.

Opening hours Today (Sunday) open

The offer is available all year round.

Mon           closed
Tue–Sun    10.00–17.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice


Entry prices for the Musée d’ethnographie Neuchâtel

  • 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 people

Free entry on Wednesdays.

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


Durata della visita: circa 2 ore

Permanent exhibit

After two years of renovation work, the Ethnographic Museum reinvents itself and presents its collection from a new perspective. The rooms show eight contrasting perspectives in relation to the collection, museum history and ethnology, and in doing so find their way back again and again to current issues. The makers remind us that the meaning of objects changes constantly over time and in the way they are viewed.

Temporary exhibition: "Ichoumamini" until 17 November 2019

The new special exhibition is dedicated to the work of the Swiss ethnologist Jean Gabus, in particular his journey to the Caribou Eskimos in Hudson Bay between 1938 and 1939.

Duration of visit: approx. 2 hours

Guided tours

available on request: French, English, German, Spanish.


The café offers light sweet and savoury refreshments. 
A daily specia is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Weather & webcam Today: partly cloudy 11/16°

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Wednesday partly cloudy 11/17°

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