Alimentarium
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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As the world’s first museum devoted to food and nutrition, the Alimentarium has been exploring the many aspects of the human diet from a historic, scientific, and cultural point of view for over 35 years. Its permanent exhibition structured around three sectors, Food, Society, and the Body, provides a mine of valuable information on the topic. The Museum frequently runs culinary workshops, demonstrations, and tasting sessions, offering food lovers of all ages a unique and engaging hands-on experience.
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permia
Ireland40,642 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
In a beautiful building is an absorbing account of foods in all their myriad compositions and means of procurements.

Understandably Nestle features extensively. Evocative containers from more than a century ago underscore what an important global food producer it is.

A key message is food diversity and ensuring the security of produce in an increasingly fractious and risky world.
Written 31 October 2023
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Expedition2016
Florida231 contributions
May 2023
Fun for all so cool to see all fo the old stuff

For adults do the audio it is well work .

Lot of kids , stuff to do
Written 7 June 2023
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anitaisjustperfect
Lausanne, Switzerland16 contributions
May 2023
I liked the museum and not only I am very happy that we (as a family) went there, but I am also going to recommend it to others but... there is an another "but". As far as modern interactive museums are concerned there was something missing. To me it seemed that there were two options for your visit; you could sit at every display and use the screens (with writing, films etc) to learn everything or little bit about the given exhibit. This is the longer option. The other was to walk through there just looking at exhibits in different cabinets without stoping to interact with the screens this would take you 10 minutes and at the end or if you will not learn anything or very little. In such museum there should be some things in place that would stop you and make you learn something new without the commitment of siting at at a screen, which often required using a head phone. I assume that it was organized like that because current generations are so attached to screens but it didn't seem to work for number of children (including my own) which just walked past most of the displays. Most of children were more engaged in the last part of the museum (about the digestive system) which was less screen based.

To finish, I m going to add that I can't wait to go there again, by myself and spend whole (preferably rainy day) reading and watching everything every screen has to offer... but this is me...

For more reviews and photos visit my Instagram profile @anitaisjustperfect
Written 7 May 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,404 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Lot more to this than first meets the eye. It’s a cooking school combined with producing their own foods on site. Amazing location on the lake.
Written 20 July 2022
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Sonia D
Lutry, Switzerland18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I like the restaurant and its adjacent kids’ play area. The food is made with consciously produced ingredients which is a great plus when taking our children out for a meal as we want to make sure they get the best nutrition despite our active life which doesn’t always allow for packed home made food . Having said that, the museum could have a bit more sensory play experiences for toodlers age 1-4. I do find it a little monotonous for my children at this stage of their lives so I’d only go to the museum part when they Are able to make the most out of their listening and reading skills .
Written 17 February 2020
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Lori B
Janesville, CA57 contributions
This museum on food is sponsored by
Nestlé and used to house the offices for that company. There are beautiful views of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) from there. We enjoyed the many interactive displays especially the sensory exhibits where one can analyze the senses of smell and taste. Downstairs there is a cafe where one can relax and buy refreshments.
Written 29 December 2019
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Vlad M
Cluj-Napoca, Romania382 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
I came from Romania to Switzerland and for this museum. our little girl was very excited about the interaction of things there. did not get bored delicious had to learn for a 5 year old. he liked the room on the top floor most of the way through his stomach eating and had to jump continuously to get the game to an end.
Written 29 November 2019
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flosser
42 contributions
Lived the building and the surrounding gardens. The interactive exhibits were fun even without children. U would like to come another time and cook in the giant kitchen school.
Written 10 November 2019
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Sophie Shepherd
91 contributions
Oct 2019
This museum does a great job laying out the complex ways food is a part of our lives. It starts with the faces behind food (temporary exhibit possibly) and ends with nutrition. Lots of interactive activities that would be great for kids.

Personally, I've been very lucky to grow up in a room that valued food and nutrition, so I knew a ton of what the museum talked about. But I still really enjoyed myself, and did learn. (there was a part about different food pyramids around the world which was really interesting).
Written 27 October 2019
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Paul H
Baughurst, UK166 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Not a bad place to visit. Perhaps too much reading is required at times and to be honest I lost a bit of interest in reading everything towards the end. Also some if the interactive displays were not functioning. Finally, it was flipping hot inside. The coffee was good in the shop!
Written 18 October 2019
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