Opening times

Museum

Mo closed

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Café du Château

Mo closed

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Fr, 12/24/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas Eve

Sa, 12/25/2021 closed, Christmas

Su, 12/26/2021 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Fr, 12/31/2021 10:00 - 17:00, New Year's Eve

Sa, 1/1/2022 closed, New Year's Day

Su, 1/2/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

Fr, 4/15/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Good Friday

Su, 4/17/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 4/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Su, 5/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Labour Day

Th, 5/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 6/5/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 6/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Mo, 8/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Day

Su, 9/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

Mo, 9/19/2022 closed, Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

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Opening times

Museum

Mo closed

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Café du Château

Mo closed

Tu – Su 9:30 - 17:30

Special opening times

Fr, 12/24/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas Eve

Sa, 12/25/2021 closed, Christmas

Su, 12/26/2021 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Fr, 12/31/2021 10:00 - 17:00, New Year's Eve

Sa, 1/1/2022 closed, New Year's Day

Su, 1/2/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

Fr, 4/15/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Good Friday

Su, 4/17/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 4/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Su, 5/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Labour Day

Th, 5/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 6/5/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 6/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Mo, 8/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Day

Su, 9/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

Mo, 9/19/2022 closed, Monday of the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer

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Visitor information

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to the Château de Prangins during our regular opening hours. At the moment, you can only be admitted to the exhibitions with a valid COVID certificate. Children and young people up to the age of 16 are exempt. Young people between the ages of 12 and 16 without a certificate are required to wear a mask throughout the museum premises.

Due to restrictions and the high attendance of our exhibition GAMES, we have temporarily introduced a ticketing system per time slot of max. 30 minutes for the visit of GAMES. Therefore, you will only be granted access to GAMES during the time slot indicated on your ticket, but will be able to visit the rest of the museum during the entire day. We apologise in advance for any inconveniences caused.

In view of the opening of our new permanent exhibition on Swiss History, the access to the first floor is closed until Saturday, 18 June 2022, day of the vernissage of this exhibition.

How to find us

Opening times

Mo closed

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Address

Château de Prangins
Swiss National Museum
Av. Général Guiguer 3
CH-1197 Prangins

Public transport

TPN bus No 805 or 811 from Nyon railway station (journey time around 10 minutes).

Check the TPN timetable

Nearest stops: ‘Prangins, Musée national’ or ‘Prangins, Les Abériaux’.

Take advantage of the RailAway CFF discount (20% off public transport and museum entry)

www.cff.ch/prangins

On foot

Around 25 minutes’ walk from Nyon station. Follow the pedestrian signposts along the railway line in the direction of Lausanne.

Boat

CGN boat to the Nyon jetty, then 20 minutes on foot along the rue de Rive and the route Suisse.

Car

Motorway A1: take the Nyon exit (from Geneva), or the Gland exit (from Lausanne), then follow the signposts. Free parking is available along the ‘Route Suisse’, and the château is a pleasant 5-minute walk away, through the Abériaux meadow.
There is a bus drop-off point at the entrance near the route du Clos.

Tourism

Our region is brimming with treasures. Visit the sites of our partners and combine your visit to the château with other discoveries!

www.nyon-tourisme.ch
www.region-du-leman.ch
www.leman-sans-frontiere.org
www.leschateauxsuisses.ch
www.chateauxvaud.ch
www.museums.ch

Where to stay. Where to go.

The Nyon region is a land of festivals, several of which are our partners. Dive into their world and make a well-deserved stop at one of the hotels in the area.

www.nyonhostel.ch
www.labarcarolle.ch
www.paleo.ch
www.visionsdureel.ch
www.festival-far.ch

Shop

Our shop, located in the reception area of the Château de Prangins , is open from 10.00 to 17.00, Tuesdays to Sundays.

Here you will find a selection of books from which you can learn more about topics encountered at the museum, complemented by catalogues of temporary exhibitions, as well as books on botany and national, regional and local history.

The ‘gifts’ area offers original decorative objects, postcards, ‘vintage’ children’s toys and other thoughtful presents to delight your family and friends. Our priority is to choose articles made by local and Swiss artists or produced in sheltered workshops.

Café du Château

During your visit to the Château de Prangins , why not enjoy a meal in the ‘Café du Château’. Open from 9.30 to 17.30, Tuesdays to Sundays, this restaurant is located in the former servants' wing, on the site of the 18th-century kitchens. 

Let us tempt you, during the week, with our seasonal menu, our menu of the day or our desserts, prepared (according to availability) using the vegetables, aromatic herbs and fruits from the historic kitchen garden of the Château de Prangins. The café’s panoramic terrace is ideally situated, offering an unlimited view over the extensive park of the estate.

Brunch and private dining

On Sundays, enjoy the famous brunch buffet at your leisure (booking highly recommended). If, on the other hand, you would like to organise a dinner, banquet or cocktail reception for a group of 20 or more guests, the Café du Château and its magnificent terrace can be privately booked for the evening (up to 60 seats inside; on the terrace, capacity for 150 people, standing).

Further information

 www.cafe-du-chateau.ch
+41 22 363 14 66

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