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“Think out of the box”
Review of Maison d'Ailleurs

Maison d'Ailleurs
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Owner description: Museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Think out of the box”
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 for all of us; we like the interactivity and the overall feeling in the museum.
Mot to miss if you are in the region.

Visited May 2013
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Switzerland
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“The most about science-fiction”
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 rush through... but also hang around and deepen your SF culture.
Greatly recommanded.

Visited March 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Check what is on!”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Petach Tikva, Israel
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“check on the current exhibit before you go”
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 exceeding well done describing the invention of on-line gaming, different types of games available, educational aspects of gaming, gaming of the future and social problems associated with gaming. I would check their website before going. Staff spoke excellant English

Visited July 2012
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586 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Atmospheric”
Reviewed 6 July 2012 via mobile

Sure that tour interest will highly depends on the exhibition. Make your choice. The ones I have seen there were just magic in a dreaming atmosphere

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