La Sarraz

Switzerland



Address:

La Sarraz
1315
Phone: +41 21 86 66 423
Fax: +41 21 86 61 180
Website: www.muche.ch

Musée Suisse Du Cheval

Created in 1982 by horse-lovers conscious of conserving the memory of the noblest human conquest for future generations, the Horse Museum presents its collections in a tremendous capacity. In 1986, it received the International Prize for Museum of the Year, a high distinction promoted by the European Council. There is no need for a guide when visiting the museum - the variety of subjects and diverse presentations grab the visitor’s attention and give him the liberty to stroll around at his leisure.


Permanent Collection

There is a large selection of displays including:

The Time of the Stagecoach, showing a collection of harnesses, collars, and saddles as well as an authentic Post Stagecoach.

A room about the tradesmen who worked with saddles and blacksmiths who worked with harnesses.

The Army Horse, displaying French saddles and harnesses that belonged to Emperor Napoleon I.

The City Horse, paying homage to the art and sport of equestrians and military and civil competition. There is also a mannequin of the Lippizan horse.

The Horse as a Source of Joy, an area about horse-back riding, hunting, the circus, and other horse celebrations.

Horses in Art, presenting sculptures and portraits of horses.


Exhibitions (7)

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Cost

Adults: CHF 9.00
Concessions (seniors, students, military): CHF 8.00
Children aged 6 to 16: CHF 5.00
Groups of more than 10 people: reduced prices of CHF 1.00 less per person.


Opening hours

31 March to 31 May 2007: Open 1:00pm to 5:00pm on weekends and holidays
1 June to 31 August 2007: Open everyday except Mondays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
September and October 2007: Open 1:00pm to 5:00pm on weekends and holidays
Groups of more than 10 people can make appointments for guided visits.






News and events

There will be a Celebration of Horses on 10 June 2007 starting at 10:00a run with the National Swiss Stud - on the saddle toward the future. This is a centre of competency for farming, studs and horse-keeping. It will participate in the commemoration of 25 years of the Horse Museum. The exhibition will bring visitors to discover horse studs and the role they had in raising horses in Switzerland throughout the 20th century.