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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.

The temporary exhibitions take up exciting aspects of the history of the city of Neuchâtel. The museum currently displays 200 objects illustrating the advertising-specific work of the Neuchâtel company Suchard. Famous motifs such as the Milka cow, Suchard Express and the Toblerone are exhibited.

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    Temporary exhibitions



    The chocolate industry has always been one of the most dynamic advertising sectors. The Suchard company, founded in 1826 in Neuchâtel, played a pioneering role here. Starting from a wealth of advertising media, ranging from posters and packaging to promotional films, the museum lets us discover the legendary motifs that became famous: the Milka cow, Suchard Express or Toblerone.

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        Opening hours Tomorrow Tuesday open

        Museum opening hours

        Mon           closed
        Tue–Sun    11.00–18.00 hours

        Open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday

        Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and  on 1st January


        Subject to change without prior notice


        Admission fee

        • 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

        Free entry on Wednesdays.

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

        How to get there

        The Art and History Museum Neuchâtel is approximately 13 minutes’ walk from the Neuchâtel Railway Station.

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