We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts)

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: In the Palais de Rumine, 6, place de la Riponne, Lausanne, Switzerland
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
  • 4
    Very good
  • 5
  • 0
  • 1
Very interesting, broad collection, building itself is a masterpiece

Broad collection encompassing the whole history of the canton de Vaud (and whomever it belong before). The atmosphere in this palace is very nice and authentic. best of all; it is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lachen, Schweiz
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 11: English reviews
Lachen, Schweiz
Level Contributor
129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Broad collection encompassing the whole history of the canton de Vaud (and whomever it belong before). The atmosphere in this palace is very nice and authentic. best of all; it is free of charge.

Thank Laedine
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I visted here for killing time to leave for Zurich. I think this site is good for family having a kid.

Thank redpandora
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A few days in Lausanne and faced with torrential downpours we took refuse in the museum. What a good decision. There was so much to see we could only touch at the edges. The August Strindberg exhibition was an eye opener. The work and thoughts of this Swedish polymath on display were fascinating and beautifully presented. A big bonus was... More 

Thank IainMcKie
Level Contributor
82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Near metro station. Geology exhibition particularly good, the photo emitting stones particularly interesting. Ticket system odd. It is free but you need tickets and a different ticket for special exhibitions, so you find yourself having to continually return down to the front entrance to collect a free ticket.

Thank oldsportyrelaxer
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The archeology was well laud out and very easy to follow. A lot of fascinating objects including napoleon's hair

Thank Harriet W
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

there was really nothing to see in this Museum, a room was even empty! The other two rooms wad child like "art" installations from contemporary Swiss artists that I struggled really hard to perceive as art but didn't manage it...

Thank FreeBirdTravelling
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Nice city museum featuring a limited number of famous artists and lots of regional landscapes and portraits. Worth a visit, especially when paired with one of the other three museums that share a common ticket for admission.

Thank NRBQRocks
Annemasse, France
Level Contributor
591 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

On a Sunday morning we saw the video art exposition, well-documented and, to use that horrible but ineluctable word, "interesting." Pipilotti Rist's was most interesting. And we in fact really enjoyed the rest of the museum, the geology and archeology depts. Should be seen once. Nothing of the permanent art collection was on view as the video took up too... More 

1 Thank hask74
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We visited the exhibition Valloton-Katz. Very nice as both artists really do match in a way. Unfortunately in my opinion: the museum owns close to 10'000 paintings according to their webpage but has no space to show even the masterpieces. Hopefully the new building will change this.

Thank andre_in_oz
Mons, Belgium
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

We found there any interesting collections. The part dedicated to contemporary glass work was really beautiful. In the museum you will find also many artifacts of middle age and well presented. We spent more than 1 hour inside and I think I will come back with my kids during summer holidays

Thank ateag

Travellers who viewed Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts) also viewed

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud

Been to Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?