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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For over 30 years already, the world's first-ever food-themed museum has...

For over 30 years already, the world's first-ever food-themed museum has been sharing a global and independent view of the many aspects of the human diet. Its multidisciplinary, cultural, historical, scientific and nutritional-focused approach and its bold and original programme of activities have established the Alimentarium as the world's leading food-themed attraction. As the centrepiece of the Museum, the new permanent exhibition "Food - The essence of life" invites children and adults alike to take a fresh look at an activity steeped in history and laden with emotional significance: eating. The unique new scenography, combining discovery, experimentation and learning, invites visitors on a fun-filled, interactive journey through three new sectors: Food, Society and The Body. Enlivened with projections, interactive terminals and video installations, this immersive experience will make visitors aware of the influence diet can have on the body and its environment.

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More intersting than you would think.

Nice relaxing visit. A good way to spend an hour. The gardens at the back are gorgouse and all is well presented.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alimentarium was the primary reason for my visit to Switzerland and I was not disappointed. Recently renovated in 2016, this high-tech interactive education centre was incredibly comprehensive. From the Food sector, to the Society sector to the Body Sector, the edible garden and the kitchen, there is something for everyone. If you like food, then no doubt you will... More 

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Vevey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to take kids on a rainy day for a few hours. The museum teaches you in a fun interactive way about food, digesting, the senses, setting a table etc... You can also do workshops for adults and kids parties. The only downside is unfriendly young staff at the reception and in the restaurant but once you are in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice relaxing visit. A good way to spend an hour. The gardens at the back are gorgouse and all is well presented.

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Thank Richard S
Dottikon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really cool, interactive museum with Special Features on the tour. It's a great idea when you're in Vevey and fun for the whole Family.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This is not a museum in the sense that an adult does not obtain new knowledge. On the other hand it is interactive and really interesting and funny for kids. Cook workshops available. Enjoy a fresh tarte!

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Auroville, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Is not really a food museum but a analogy to food viewed trough Nestle corp. eyes.... So is better to spend your time staring at the like unless you are craving for some different experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a sign of the landscape in Veve- beautiful. Do not miss. We did not go to the museum. Take Photo with a fork in every angle. Nearby is Charlie Chaplin's statue. On Saturday's ther is a nice and colorful market nearby.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This BIG Fork is absolutely the landmark in Vevey, everyone can have so much fun to take many photos in different angles of the fork here.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

There has been an impressive job on interactivity wit lots of content available on the numerous screens. This means two things: - You will need time and opportunity to spend lots of time on the screens, which is not so easy if the museum is crowded. You may end up zapping a lot of content. - The screens are almost... More 

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Vevey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a Nestlé sponsored museum and is all about food, food history, where food comes from and anything related to food and cooking. Kids love it. I was personally a bit disappointed. They just reopened after rebuilding the exposition and they could have been a lot more creative in the use of today's interactive tools. This is possibly... More 

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