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Musee Suisse du Jeu

rue du Chateau 11, La Tour-de-Peilz 1814, Switzerland
+41 21 977 23 00
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Summer-long exhibition of games extended to August 2017

Housed in a very old chateau-style building complex on the lakeside, the exhibition covered the... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Lake Geneva

The exterior of this miseum bears a striking resemblance to a castle especially being so close to... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Durham, Canada
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rue du Chateau 11, La Tour-de-Peilz 1814, Switzerland
+41 21 977 23 00
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Housed in a very old chateau-style building complex on the lakeside, the exhibition covered the whole field of 'indoor' (and some outdoor) games, from cards on card-tables and an invitation to play to very historic original manuscripts about games and gaming. Giant playing cards lead...More

Thank lonesometravellerGB
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The exterior of this miseum bears a striking resemblance to a castle especially being so close to the waters edge for defense. Musee Suisse du Jeu is the Swiss museum of games, highly interesting.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This very quiet museum is located in an old castle sitting along the lake of Geneva. The items are all very well presented and were fun to examine. I was sorry the museum did not have a catalogue we could buy nor reproduction of some...More

Thank windinthewillows
Reviewed 8 June 2016

For such a little museum, my family spent A LOT of time here -- almost 4 hours. There were interesting displays of games throughout history and in different cultures. What fascinated us the most were the games rooms (one upstairs, one downstairs). My family is...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Even if you don't want to go inside you can have a walk around it and enjoy the magnificent view or the charming small restaurant which is hidden inside the museum.

Thank Vihren M
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I loved spending hours in this exhibit. I walked in on a private tour and learned a lot more! It was so much fun and great gift shop

Thank Dee G
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The museum was a great outing to travel the past and show kids that there was a life before iPads and Xboxes. The museum is nicely laid out and kids can even make a few rounds of the games available in the various room. Nice...More

Thank RedIsInspired
Reviewed 15 December 2015

this museum in La tour de Peilz is a great place to spent a sunday afternoon with kids. They will love to learn about the games history. is just a bit boring for adults but with kids will be amazing. Is in the castle of...More

Thank WaveDanceTamraght
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This museum is located in a castle just out of Vevey on the way to Montreux. It gives a lot of great history on games from around the world. There is a lot of focus on chess and they have a wonderful large chess set...More

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

The Swiss Museum of Games is located in Tour-de-Peilz which is on the lake at the Montreux end if Vevey. Beautiful castle setting for a Museum which exhibits various games played down the centuries. An extraordinary number of amazing chess pieces on display giving a...More

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22 January 2017|
Response from windinthewillows | Reviewed this property |
It's open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 to 5:30.