Practical information

Practical information


Opening times

OpenedTuesday — Sunday: 10 am — 5 pm.
Closedon Mondays, January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st.
Special openingThe museum is also open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.


Adult single full priceCHF 10.-
Concession (Student, Senior Citizen, Disability Insurance, Caritas card)CHF 7.-
Child under 16free

2 Days / 5 Museums

This ticket gives you access to the History Museum, International Watchmaking Museum, Fine Art Museum, Muzoo, and Rural and Craft Museum. It is valid for two consecutive days.

Each admission ticket also gives you discounts in the six following partner institutions: Rural and Craft Museum, Maison Blanche, Le Locle Fine Art Museum, Le Locle Watch Museum, Col-des-Roches Cave Mills, Neuchâtel tourism – Mountains (little train and guided tour, enquire for schedule).

Full priceCHF 18.-
ConcessionCHF 15.-
Family (2 adults with max 5 children)CHF 36.-
12+ yrsCHF 8
  • Sunday morning 10.00 – 12.00.
  • Students from schools in the Canton of Neuchâtel accompanied by their teacher.
  • Friends of the History Museum Society members.
  • Neuchâtel Tourist Card.
  • Raiffeisen members.
  • Neuchâtel Museum Pass.
  • Swiss Museum Pass.
  • ICOM and AMS members.
  • Swiss Travel System.
  • AG Culturel
  • Carte Avantages Jeunes

Simultaneous guided tour in French for adults and fun tour for children aged 6 to 12 (Permanent and temporary exhibition alternately).

On the first Sunday of every month at 11.00, except July and August.

Languages : French, German, English, Italian. 1 tour guide per 20 visitors max.


  • Guided tours of the permanent exhibition.
  • Guided tours of the temporary exhibition.
  • Themed guided tours : Winters of Yore or 12 objects to tell a Tale of the Town.
  • guided tours with two special takes on the town for those who already know a little bit about its past.
  • Participatory guided tour : to each his or her own object. Your team plays an active part in the tour.
PriceCHF 110.- + admission (10+ people groups : concession CHF 7.-)

Guided tours are possible outside regular opening times at an additional charge: 200.-
Reservations must be made at least one month prior to the desired date:

+41 (0)32 967 60 88

  • Guided tours of the permanent exhibition.
  • Guided tours of the temporary exhibition.
  • Interactive visits in connection with the museum’s collections (children from 8 yrs).
  • Educational workshops.
All public schools in SwitzerlandCHF 60.- (1h activity)
 CHF 110.- (1h30 activity or at weekends)
Private schools from Switzerland and abroadCHF 110.- (1h activity)
Up to 16 yrsFree admission
From 16 yrsCHF 7.-

Admission is free for all public schools in the Canton of Neuchâtel, including higher education.

Please reserve at least one week prior to your visit by phone: 032 967 60 88 or email us at

Discount (provided that the group leader collects all the tickets):

  • 10 – 19 people = 1 free ticket.
  • 20 – 29 people = 2 free tickets.
  • 30 – 39 people = 3 free tickets.
  • 40 – 49 people = 4 free tickets.
  • 50 – 59 people = 5 free tickets.


By public transport : bus n° 301, 303, 311 or 312 (bus stop: Théâtre)
The Museum is 5 minutes’ walk from the station.

There are few parking spaces nearby, however you may use the underground car parks at Métropole Centre and Espacité.

Cards for unlimited parking in urban areas in the town are for sale at the Museum: 12.- for one day / 48.- for a week.

Access ramp and lift, parking space (on the Rue de la Loge). Assistant dogs welcome.

For more information, please click HERE.

  • There are footstools in the exhibition rooms to help our younger visitors see our displays.
  • Prams and strollers welcome (access ramp, lift, and access to exhibition rooms).
  • Changing table.
  • Cafeteria with microwave and highchair.

Large wooded park around the History Museum and near the International Watchmaking Museum and Fine Art Museum. You may picnic outside in the park or enjoy our terrace, specially set up in front of the Museum, and our self-service cafeteria.



Musée d’histoire
Rue des Musées 31
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
+41 (0)32 967 60 88

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Bienvenue au Musée d’histoire ! Willkommen im historischen Museum ! Benvenuti al Museo di storia ! Welcome to the History Museum !. Benvindos ao Museu de história ! Tarih Müzesine hoş geldiniz ! Bonvenon en la historio-Muzeo ! Mirë se vini në Muzeun Historik !

German and English translations of the permanent exhibition may be found directly in the exhibition rooms. Folders with the main texts are also available at reception in the following languages: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Esperanto, Albanian.