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Alimentarium Food Museum

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Address: Quai Perdonnet 25, Vevey 1800 , Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 924 41 11
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Alimentarium Food Museum, on the shores of Lake Geneva, explores...

The Alimentarium Food Museum, on the shores of Lake Geneva, explores diverse aspects of human food and nutrition, from historical, scientific and cultural points of view. On 4 June 2016, the Alimentarium will inaugurate an exciting new exhibition in an entirely revamped exhibition space. As a museum which moves with the times, it invites visitors of all ages to take a close look at what and how we eat, an activity full of history and emotions. The Alimentarium proposes an educational, interactive journey blending discovery, experimentation and knowledge enhancement, through three new exhibition areas devoted to foodstuffs, production methods, culture and beliefs about food as well as to nutrition and the function of the human digestive system. Since experimentation is an intrinsic part of food and eating, the Museum offers numerous daily cookery workshops: Visitors can make and taste local or international dishes. Whether you are a food lover, professional chef, child or grandparent, there will be something for every taste!

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This is the museum where nestle is explaining all about food... History and associated topical located right on the lake front! The museum also offers theme specific exhibitions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Andre B
Chardonne, Switzerland
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Chardonne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the museum where nestle is explaining all about food... History and associated topical located right on the lake front! The museum also offers theme specific exhibitions that change from time to time.

Thank Andre B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Many interesting facts around food and human interactions with scents and tastes. Was a great sensorial adventure for kids and adults. Highly recommended.

Thank RedIsInspired
Tamraght, Morocco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Is so great visit this museum cause u will see how our meals are evaluated from mny years.... U can also learn cooking and take a tea in the museum. is wonderful for adults and kids.

Thank Gimoka
Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Fantastic location with great view over lac Leman. Good for family visits. Great temporary exhibitions. Regular cooking master classes for kids and adults-available in either French or English.

Thank Fourchette_noir
Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

You must read reviews carefully, as the museum is getting a major facelift and is closed for 9 months until June 2016. If you look at reviews of this museum, be sure to check the date they VISITED, not when they reviewed the museum. Otherwise you might think that it is open now. Coming to the museum is one of... More 

2 Thank AnnArborMHT
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Good rainy day option. A balance of information, education and fun. Exhibitions changes from time to times. Food is available inside of the museum or the bistros around it. The only museum big enough to be a reason to get out of bed in rainy day within the region.

1 Thank Malvin H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A unique food museum with interesting interactive exhibits. If you can speak French, there is a cooking class that you can sign up.

Thank Cindy L
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Should see this museum if you are visiting VEVEY, Every thing is clear and in detailed to help every one to understand how they produce their products.

Thank Onsy B
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The museum is fascinating, and the food workshop are well done, and you get to take what you prepared home! How cool is that! After the visit you have to go to visit the city of Vevey, which is beautiful!

Thank Nir Aviv S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

If you like food and want to know the back story on cookware, culinary techniques, history of consumption etc... then this place is for you! There are several interactive exhibits to keep kids and less interested parties engaged. They have a café where they have been featuring a different cuisine from around the world each month. When we came they... More 

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