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Mudac

place de la Cathedrale 6, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
+41 21 315 25 30
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OMG - not what I expected

Logistics: The same entrance ticket can be used at Elysee photography museum and one more museum... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Hira N
Fascinating pieces of modern sculpture and glass

Well worth a visit to explore the fascinating piece of glass art and other items in the exhibition... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
AliRoMo
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Since its opening in 2000, the mudac, Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, has built up a reputation for having an inquisitive and incisive attitude to the things that shape our way of life, and has always sought to ask pertinent - and sometimes impertinent! - questions. Its programme of between five and eight exhibitions a year alternates thematic projects with "carte blanche" events for designers from Switzerland and further afield. It presents renowned designers such as Zep or Stefan Sagmeister as well as young creators. From plastic bags to Playmobil and from flippers to fruit wrappers, from camouflage to pop-up, from fashion to graphic design and from industrial design to jewellery, the mudac welcomes every challenge. The mudac prides itself on providing a forum for dialogue and exchange, bringing together design with the applied arts and contemporary art. This unique and bold approach is recognised throughout the world, with exhibitions staged from Paris to Seoul. Check out the current exhibitions on our website !
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place de la Cathedrale 6, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Logistics: The same entrance ticket can be used at Elysee photography museum and one more museum that's closed these days for some construction. You get a discount with city transport card. When I went there, I was expecting it to be like MUDAM, Luxembourg, with...More

Thank Hira N
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

Well worth a visit to explore the fascinating piece of glass art and other items in the exhibition. Perfect for popping into if you have visiting the cathedral which is next door.

Thank AliRoMo
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

I've been there to see a ZEP collection and it was great! Depending on the collection this is one of the best place to visit in Lausanne

Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Intelligent exhibition ("Mirror, mirror") with striking art pieces. The premisces are filled with light, with great views of the lake (transparent lift). Even the attic is used, and that makes for an original visit.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Right across from the Cathedral so easy to visit both in one trip. I spent most of my time on the upper floors seeing the studio glass special exhibit, which was quite nice, and just a little time in the lower floor which has a...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Billed as a bit different it certainly was. Had a number of floors with themes including one on health and safety - not quite what I expected but good nevertheless.

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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

For a small gallery it had an absolutely amazing display. Fantastic use of the space and lighting which is beautiful in itself and plenty interactions with the work to be had. The upper floor in particular was mesmerising. Absolute must if you're in the area!

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Danaé P, Public Relations Manager at Mudac, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2016

Wow! Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you had such a good experience at the mudac and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 21, 2016

A small museum right beside the cathedral. We happened to see an exhibition of experimental and artsy clocks - it's Switzerland!

Thank Mikk P
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Reviewed February 22, 2016

One of the best museums in Lausanne. The regular roation of exhibitions makes it absolutely worth coming back to. Also in a great location just below the stunning cathederal.

Thank Nate H
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Reviewed August 2, 2015

I visited the museum twice - once I received free admission tickets to 3 museums while visiting Musee de l'Elysee and second time with my sister, also for free, as it was a first Saturday of the month (some museums have free entry day on...More

Thank Gabriela S
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