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Following a period of renovation, the Lausanne History Museum (MHL) will reopen its doors to the public with a special Open Day planned for the weekend of 20 – 22 April 2018.

The museum will mark the occasion, which coincides with its 100th anniversary, with the opening of a new permanent exhibition focusing on the rich artisanal, industrial, economic, social and cultural history of Lausanne.

Called Lausanne, L’Exposition, the new exhibition will be divided into 11 sections, all with a common thread…the city’s urban transformation.  With amazing new scenography, designed by Atelier Oï, La Neuveville in collaboration with Brauen Wälchli Architects,  the exhibition will focus on the many different facets of Lausanne: from its foundations to the present day, the exhibition will highlight transformations linked to the rivers, industrial development, cultural influences and its huge appeal to tourists.

With an investment of over 7 milion francs, the renovation not only includes major works within the building, but also a new snack bar in the garden, and an impressive new entrance opposite the cathedral.

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With free entry over the entire weekend of 20 – 22 April, this special Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see not only the remarkable transformation of the museum, but to understand better the many significant changes that have occurred during the growth of this historic Swiss city.

Throughout the anniversary year, “Lausanne” will be celebrated at the museum with a series of special events and animations, including concerts, lectures, and performances. Catherine Bolle’s visual art will be very much in evidence from 31 May to 17 June, and there will be a special exhibition of photos of the Flon, taken in the 1990s, illustrated by musicians from the EJMA music school. 

Musée Historique Lausanne (MHL)
Place de la Cathédrale 4
1005 Lausanne
021 315 41 01
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Open Day
Friday 20 April, 11h - 17h
Saturday 21 April, 10h - 18h
Sunday 22 April, 11h - 17h
Free entry

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