Swiss Museum of Stained Glas
The Swiss Museum of Stained Glass and Glass Arts is located within the Romont castle. Since 1981, he has been presenting works of art related to stained glass.
Parking spaces in the old town of Romont
The museum is composed of several parts:
Permanent exhibition of glass arts
The permanent exhibition presents the following themes related to the glass industry to visitors.
- Stained glass windows
Glass parts generally connected together by lead.
- Paintings under glass (inverted glass)
Images painted directly on one side of the glass, and the result is visible on the other side. The image is therefore reversed.
- Contemporary glass arts.
Proposes to discover the current glass world.
- Glass objects.
Decorative and functional glasses for everyday life.
- Graphic works..
Work prior to the realization of the stained glass window by the stained glass painter.
- Tools and materials.
Materials related to the art of glass.
For those who no longer remember, the Romont vitromuseum reminds us that the raw material for making glass is sand, which is heated to obtain a glass material.
Children’s area and interactive itinerary
The shop offers jewellery created by glass artists as well as books, postcards or small objects related to the world of glass.
Since 2009, every two years in April, the vitrofestival has been held on a weekend in the museum’s premises and around the Romont Castle. It offers demonstrations on the manufacture of glass objects and the sale by Swiss and European exhibitors of various creations.
The visit of the ramparts
At the same time as the visit of the vitromuseum, we will not fail to visit the ramparts of the old town of Romont, taking advantage of several beautiful viewpoints and old guard towers along the way.
The entrance fees to the Vitromusée are as follows:
- Adult: 12 francs
- Student/AVS/AI: 9 francs
- Children up to 16 years old: free of charge