Palais de Rumine

The Palais de Rumine is a late 19th-century building in Florentine Renaissance style in Lausanne, Switzerland.

History

On his death, Gabriel de Rumine, son of Russian nobility, left the city of Lausanne 1.5 million Swiss Francs to erect a building for the use of the public.

Building began in 1892 according to the design of the Lyonnais architect Gaspard André. The building was inaugurated on the 3 November 1902, although building work continued until 1904.

It housed facilities such as the library of the University of Lausanne, and scientific and artistic collections belonging to the Canton of Vaud. In the 1980s, the university moved to its current location by Lake Geneva due to lack of space, and the Palais was restructured.

Current use

The building currently hosts one of the four sites of the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne. Additionally, it contains the the following museums:

  • Cantonal museum of fine art
  • Museum of Archeology and history
  • Numismatic museum
  • Geological museum
  • Zoological museum

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Александр Переверзев
Very nice natural museum on the top floor! There are also interesting but temporary exhibitions for children!
Can Erdem
29 December 2015
Must visit if you are a museum lover
Safari647
6 December 2017
Museums + Library. Temporary exhibitions are well chosen and free
Pelin Dura
28 December 2015
free wifi and you can charge your phone! 5 museums in one building.
Jansku Ryssy
7 July 2014
First Saturday of every month is free pass to every museum at Lausanne (except Olympic museum)
Kamila Kuabara
3 February 2016
A lot of great taxidermy! A place to enjoy.
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Fri 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Mon-Tue 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

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