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Maison d'Ailleurs

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Address: place Pestalozzi 14, Yverdon-les-Bains 1400, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 24 425 64 38
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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 bubblesReviewed February 11, 2016
Nicky-and-Nick
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum, do not skip the Jules Verne room as is outstanding. We had a lovely time and will be happy to go back for another exhibit.

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Thank Za036
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Spent a happy hour here enjoying the interactive exhibits. Even our teenage son was engaged. Located in beautiful old town of yverdon. If here - make a beeline!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

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Thank Thomas O
Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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218 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Xeni25
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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Thank EDLichtenstein
Vevey, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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