Practical Information


Musée de l'Elysée
18, avenue de l'Elysée
1014 Lausanne - Switzerland
Tél. ++41 21 316 99 11
Fax ++41 21 316 99 12

Mail info[at]

Staff at Musée de l'Elysée

Opening hours - Museum, Cafe and Bookstore

Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm.
Occasionally closed between exhibitions (see calendar of exhibitions).

Special opening
Open on Good Friday (April 3), Easter Monday (April 6), Ascension Day (May 14), Pentecost Monday (May 25), Swiss National Day (August 1), September 21., December 24, December 31.


Normal: CHF 8.–
AVS: CHF 6.–
AI, students, apprentices, unemployed: CHF 4.–
Children under 16: free

Free entry on the first Saturday of the month.

Entrance tickets to the museum are sold at the reception desk.


The museum is situated 30 metres from the Avenue de l’Elysée, opposite the Montchoisi skating rink / swimming pool. You can also access the museum from the garden of the Musée Olympique.

On foot:
Around a ten minute walk from the CFF station in the direction of Ouchy.

By bus (from the city centre) :
· Bus #2 (dir. Bourdonnette) Croix d’Ouchy bus stop
· Bus #4 (dir. Pully CFF) Montchoisi bus stop
· Bus #8 (dir. Paudex / Verrière) Musée Olympique bus stop
· M2 (dir. Ouchy) Délices bus stop, bus #25 (dir. Pully-gare) Elysée bus stop

Swiss Federal Train schedule / Public transport 

By car:
Follow signs to Ouchy / Musée Olympique.

Access for disabled visitors:

Disabled visitors and those with reduced mobility have access to two floors of the museum. An elevator is accessible upon request. The basement of the building is unfortunately not accessible.

Disabled visitors travelling by car may park their car in the museum grounds. 


Strollers are not allowed inside the museum. A baby carrier is at disposal at the reception desk.

Guided tours

Please consult the guided tours section or calendar of events (for free guided tours).