Cantonal Money Museum of Lausanne
The Cantonal Money Museum of Lausanne is a museum dedicated to coins and economics. It is free of charge and located within the Palais de Rumine in the Colin room on the 5th floor of the building. Since 2019, it is part of the Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History (MCAH).
The nearest car park to the Palais de Rumine is the Riponne’s underground paid car park.
The museum shows coins since 2’000 years with the help of drawers on the outside of the room and small didactic workshops on the theme of economy with a central module. It is suitable for teenagers or adults.
The different themes of the museum are as follows:
- Before the currency
- Greece and the Celtic world
- Middle Ages
- Modern and contemporary
- Minted metal, production and economy.
Palais de Rumine
The Palais de Rumine is a neo-Gothic style building built at the end of the 19th century thanks to a donation from Gabriel de Rumine.
The Palais de Rumine houses 4 museums, all free of charge.
- Museum of Archaeology and History (1st floor)
- Cantonal Geology Museum (3rd floor)
- Museum of Zoology (5th floor)
- Cantonal Monetary Museum (5th floor)
In 2019, the cantonal museum of fine arts is moved from the Palais de Rumine to the new site dedicated to art in the canton of Vaud, “Plateforme 10”.
A vidéo about the Money Museum.
Webcam on Lausanne Cathedral and the Palais de Rumine with its two bell tower.