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Address: Place Pestalozzi 14, Yverdon-les-Bains 1401, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 24 425 64 38
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Description: Museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys

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You forget where you are while you visit

I love the Maison d'Ailleurs since my early years. The place is fantastic and their exibitions are unique and not only for geeks. I highly recommend this place if you are seeking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
Viviana R
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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Sursee, Switzerland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
100 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you love sci-fi, stop here. Only a few interactive exhibits, and mostly paintings and art. The library was very neat but it was hard to read the titles behind the glass. I enjoyed the collection of old RPGs, and the Lego exhibits were nifty, but not spectacular. I'd say this is iffy with kids.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I thought that this would be a fun, wacky place with lots of big, crazy displays and life size models from films and interactive exhibits, with a section on real life aliens and artifacts etc. But it was in fact just boring white rooms with lots of books on display. It was like going to a library just for science... More 

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love the Maison d'Ailleurs since my early years. The place is fantastic and their exibitions are unique and not only for geeks. I highly recommend this place if you are seeking for something différent and original

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Geneva, Switzerland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to this expo last week and thoroughly enjoyed it - nice new decor & very informative on the comic / films of super heros. The juke box with the music of various Batman films was fun & the room with the life-size statues of Batman etc. well done. I feel it is good to support local museums and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I didn^t like it at all! Go there if you are a huge fan of science-fiction otherwise don^t go! For me, it was really boring but I can bet you^ll like it if you like BD. Otherwise, it^s not worth a look !

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brisbane, australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi but my partner enjoys it. The temporary exhibition when we went was on superheroes and comics and was very enjoyable. Lots of cool memorabilia as well as interesting contemporary art inspired by comics and superheroes. It's only small but worth taking the time to visit if the permanent exhibition appeals to you.

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Bercher, Vaud, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I stumbled upon this museum while walking around in Yverdon and loved it! It's fairly small, but very neat. It's a welcome change from the historic museums and sites, which are great too, but it's nice to try something new. I enjoyed the paintings and sculptures of aliens and space heroes!

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you are not you might struggle. Definitely for sci-fi buffs only! Books on display go back years and fans will recognise most of them. Excellent exhibition on at the moment on the Russian film 'Stalker'. Enjoyable visit.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We visit the museum each time they have a new exhibit with ours kids, it's a fantastic way to make them think "out of the box". In addition they have workshops for kids on irregular basis; you have to be quick to register, but it is well worth the effort. The new permanent exhibit is extremely well done and instructive... More 

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Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Undoubtedly the most serious and yet funniest place to learn or to know more about SF and the imaginary traveling! If You make a stop at Yverdon-les-Bains, for its well known thermals or its marketplace, don't miss the "Maison d'Ailleurs" (transl. "House of Elsewhere"). Stunning exhibitions (temporary or permanent), books and the Jules Vernes space deserve your visit. You may... More 

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