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Maison d'Ailleurs

Place Pestalozzi 14, Yverdon-les-Bains 1401, Switzerland
41 24 425 64 38
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys
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Bercher, Vaud, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 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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6 reviews 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The permanent exhibition is very small so a lot will depend on the current temporary exhibition. The gaming exhibition we visited was extremely well done, informative, interactive and entertaining even for the non-gaming enthusiasts in the group.

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Petach Tikva, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The permanent collection is largely devoted to Jules Verne. While the building and collection are impressive, it is all largely locked up. Most of the museum is devoted to a temporary exhibition centering around one theme. The most recent was " Gaming". Although not a subject my family was at all interested in (we went for the SF) it was... More

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Top Contributor
332 reviews 332 reviews
97 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

Sure that tour interest will highly depends on the exhibition. Make your choice. The ones I have seen there were just magic in a dreaming atmosphere

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Plumpton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

What a great place! We were lucky to visit when Stepane Halleux exhibition was on (finishes mid feb) and it was truly amazing. The staff made us very welcome and went out of their way to get the guide to the temporary exhibition in English. Over 3 floors and across a bridge to the Jules Vernes part where there is... More

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Geneva
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Interesting permanent exhibition on science-fiction. Temporary exhibitions worthwile. PS: small museum, a tour takes you about 1 hour.

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Moscow, Russia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
20 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

I wouldn't call this place a museum in the common sense of this word. It's a tremendous library of old sci-fi books and magazines, which are in French. The place is wonderfully kept and doesn't give an impression of having hundreds years of history. The museum houses temporary exhibitions, some of which are rather curious.

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