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Alimentarium - Food Museum
Alimentarium - Food Museum

Alimentarium - Food Museum

Founded by Nestlé and just minutes from the company's global headquarters in Vevey, the Alimentarium - Food Museum is devoted to food, diet, and nutrition. Get insight into the history and future of the human diet through interactive exhibitions, hands-on workshops, tastings, and cooking demonstrations.

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Quai Perdonnet 25, Vevey, 1800

The Basics

Explore the museum’s three floors of exhibitions, which chronicle food and nutrition throughout the ages, and focus on the historic, scientific, and cultural aspects of food. Plan ahead to attend cooking demonstrations and tastings, which are held several days a week, or a cooking class or workshop. Don’t forget to take a photo next to the museum’s most memorable item—a gigantic 26-foot (8-meter) fork that rises out of the water of Lake Geneva, directly opposite the museum.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The museum is suitable for all ages, with exhibitions aimed at school-aged children and above. Children under 5 are free.

  • Workshops are available for adults and children aged 9 and above.

  • There is a restaurant, cafe, and gift shop on-site.

  • Information at the museum is available in multiple languages; demonstrations are in French only, while many workshops are in both French and English.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Alimentarium is located on Quai Perdonnet along the waterfront of Lake Geneva in Vevey. From Vevey train station—which has links to Montreux, Geneva, and Lausanne—it's about a half-mile (700 meters), or around a 10-minute walk.

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When to Get There

The museum is open from morning until early evening, with extended hours in summer; it is closed on Monday. Try to time your visit to coincide with the included demonstrations, which take place on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

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Visit Vevey

The small village of Vevey is located between Montreux and Lausanne, along the banks of Lake Geneva. Visit on a Tuesday or Saturday morning, when a lively market takes over Grande Place, with folk dancing in summer. Additional attractions include Charlie’s World, devoted to the famous former resident Charlie Chaplin; the promenade's Charlie Chaplin statue; Vevey Photography Museum; and Museum Nest, another Nestlé museum, focusing on the history of the brand.

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