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Maison d'Ailleurs

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Address: place Pestalozzi 14, Yverdon-les-Bains 1400, Switzerland
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+41 24 425 64 38

Museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys

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Very interesting expo - nice new decor!

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... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Geneva, Switzerland
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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 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 

1 Thank Cbidule
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I didn^t like it at all! Go there if you are a huge fan of science-fiction otherwise don^t go! For me, it was really boring but I can bet you^ll like it if you like BD. Otherwise, it^s not worth a look !

1 Thank marielea96
brisbane, australia
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi but my partner enjoys it. The temporary exhibition when we went was on superheroes and comics and was very enjoyable. Lots of cool memorabilia as well as interesting contemporary art inspired by comics and superheroes. It's only small but worth taking the time to visit if the permanent exhibition appeals to you.

1 Thank ohmiso
Bercher, Vaud, Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

I stumbled upon this museum while walking around in Yverdon and loved it! It's fairly small, but very neat. It's a welcome change from the historic museums and sites, which are great too, but it's nice to try something new. I enjoyed the paintings and sculptures of aliens and space heroes!

1 Thank Nicole K
Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

If you are not you might struggle. Definitely for sci-fi buffs only! Books on display go back years and fans will recognise most of them. Excellent exhibition on at the moment on the Russian film 'Stalker'. Enjoyable visit.

1 Thank imcclellan
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We visit the museum each time they have a new exhibit with ours kids, it's a fantastic way to make them think "out of the box". In addition they have workshops for kids on irregular basis; you have to be quick to register, but it is well worth the effort. The new permanent exhibit is extremely well done and instructive... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Undoubtedly the most serious and yet funniest place to learn or to know more about SF and the imaginary traveling! If You make a stop at Yverdon-les-Bains, for its well known thermals or its marketplace, don't miss the "Maison d'Ailleurs" (transl. "House of Elsewhere"). Stunning exhibitions (temporary or permanent), books and the Jules Vernes space deserve your visit. You may... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

The permanent exhibition is very small so a lot will depend on the current temporary exhibition. The gaming exhibition we visited was extremely well done, informative, interactive and entertaining even for the non-gaming enthusiasts in the group.

Thank Katri80
Petach Tikva, Israel
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

The permanent collection is largely devoted to Jules Verne. While the building and collection are impressive, it is all largely locked up. Most of the museum is devoted to a temporary exhibition centering around one theme. The most recent was " Gaming". Although not a subject my family was at all interested in (we went for the SF) it was... More 

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