Schedule, prices and access

Opening hours

Museum, Café, Bookstore and the Studio - discovery space

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Late opening until 8:00pm on the last Thursday of the month.

Closed on Mondays, except on public holiday.
Closed between exhibitions (see calendar of exhibitions).


Musée de l'Elysée

18, avenue de l'Elysée
1014 Lausanne - Suisse
Tél. +41 21 316 99 11
Fax +41 21 316 99 12
Mail info[at]



Full rate : CHF 8.-
Retired: CHF 6.-
AI, Student, Apprentices, Unemployed: CHF 4.-
Children under 16: Free
Groups (min 10 people) : CHF 4.- / person, upon registration

Free entrance

Children (under 16 years old)
Free entry (for all publics) on the first Saturday of the month
Members of: Carte Elysée, ICOM, AMS, Carte Raiffeisen sociétaire
Members of Les Amis, Le Club or Le Cercle of the Musée de l'Elysée.

Groups (min 10, max 25 people)

Please annouce groups 10 days prior the visit.

Groups: CHF 4.- / person, upon registration
Schools: Admission is free for classes and accompanying teachers (without guided tour)
Guided tours: book a guided tour or enjoy a free guided tour

RailAway combined offer

RailAway CFF offers a 10% discount on public transportation and the museum's admission. Available intrain stations or on the Swiss Nation Rallway website.


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.

Visitors with reduced mobility

The Musée de l'Elysée is accessible for visitors with reduced mobility, with exception to the exhibitions in the basement and the Salle Lumière. The elevator mesures 90 cm (door) x 140 cm (depth).


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


Dogs are not allowed inside the museum, except for guide dogs.

On foot

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

By bus and subway

- Bus #2 Croix d’Ouchy bus stop
- Bus #4 Montchoisi bus stop
- Bus #8 Musée Olympique bus stop
- Bus #25 Elysée bus stop
- M2 Délices subway station

Public transports
Swiss national railway (CFF-SBB Trains)

By car

Follow signs to Ouchy / Musée Olympique.
GPS 46.510029, 6.632760
Parking on Avenue de l'Elysée

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Support us

Become a member and participate in the life of one of Lausanne’s internationally-acclaimed cultural institutions. Show your support for the Musée de l’Elysée and help make its extraordinary legacy come alive.

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Café Elise

In order to share one's impressions, ideas and artistic discoveries both before and after the visit of the exhibition, the Musée de l’Elysée welcomes its visitors at the Café Elise, a coffee shop with a friendly atmosphere.

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