The Museum of Payerne is actualy closed. The permanent exhibition of the Museum presenting General Jomini and the artist Aimée Rapin is available on request.
Built in 1869 and opened to the public in 1870, the museum of Payerne had different collections : animals, shells, insects and historical objects linked to the history of Payerne.
Among these objects you can find the famous "saddle of the queen Berthe", which in fact is a saddle of a bourgignonne competition.
In 1955, the museum had four halls. In 1958, after Albert Burmeister died, who had looked after its development during almost fifty years, closed its doors. In 1965, the hall of natural history had to be evacuated to free space for the college.
The museum organizes permanent expositions of Aimée Rapin (an artist without one arm) and the General Antoine-Henri Jomini (originated from Payerne, great tactician, military writer...)
|Seniors, military, trainee, students||5.- CHF|
|Kids (6-12 years old)||3.- CHF|
|Groups (from 15 people)||5.- CHF|
Due to the renovation works the abbey church and the museum are currently closed.
Permanent exhibitions (Aimée Rapin and General Jomini) can be visited on request.
Contact us on 026.662.67.04 Wednesday and Thursday from 14h to 16h.
Closed on Sunday afternoons with concerts and on Holly Friday.