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Maison d'Ailleurs

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Address: Place Pestalozzi 14, Yverdon-les-Bains 1401, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 24 425 64 38

Museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys

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Geek Heaven In An Unlikely Place

This one has been a recurring treat over the years, and such an unlikely one too. Consider this: Yverdon is a smaller-sized Swiss "city" halfway between much more regionally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2016
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wikipedia has a great little write up on this museum. We felt it was well worth the visit, but you do have to know French to enjoy the videos that provide much of the background info. There is a really fun demonstration of 3D goggles, a fantastic collection of Jules Verne and other sci-fi classics, and some intriguing temporary expositions.... More 

Thank Thomas O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The reason I decided to visit the museum was that multiple reviews stated how unique and amazing it is. In my opinion though it is pretty average and small. The interactive part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' exhibition was alright, but I found the rest of it a bit boring. Maybe I just didn't completely understand the concept, but... More 

Thank MeExploringTheWorld
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

And I am such a fan. Every exhibition I have seen here has been excellent (superheros, robots, russian films...) There is also a wonderfully atmospheric library of rare fantasy books where fascinating mini exhibitions can take place.

Thank Xeni25
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This one has been a recurring treat over the years, and such an unlikely one too. Consider this: Yverdon is a smaller-sized Swiss "city" halfway between much more regionally important places: Lausanne and Bern. It has little to recommend it beyond its thermal baths. Why does it have a specialized sci-fi museum with changing exhibitions? Once you get past that... More 

Thank Nicky-and-Nick
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It subject changes often and it can be very good ,worth looking what on , so far a been many time and never been disappointed

Thank Roland S
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

A yet hidden gem in Switzerland. Museum not only for Science Fiction fans, with very interesting and well researched exhibitions. Also, they do a great in giving you an up-to-date museum experiece. Sensible use of different media types (sound, motion pictures, etc).

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Sursee, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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.

Thank EDLichtenstein
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 

Thank forestjay
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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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

2 Thank Viviana R
Geneva, Switzerland
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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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