Guided Tours


Immerse yourself in an educational and fun universe by taking part in a guided tour.

You start with Programmed disappearance, an original and provocative exhibition that tells the story of computer science in a different way.

Then you can admire our permanent exhibition, perhaps with a touch of nostalgia, the museum’s flagship products: Swiss microcomputers and mammoth computers, including several Cray computers.

  • Guided tours are paying and last about 45 minutes.
  • They are followed by a demonstration of some old computers.
  • The language of the visits is French.
    (Possibility of having an English-speaking guide on request).
  • The money is used to finance the Museum’s various activities.


Guided tour rates

Visitor Price CHF
Adult ¹ ⁴ 20.-
Apprentice or student ¹ ² ⁴ 15.-
Retired or AHV/IV pensioner ¹ ² ⁴ 15.-
Child (from 5 to 16 years old)¹ ⁴ 10.-
Family (max. 2 adults, max. 4 children) 50.-
School group (up to 15 students + 2 accompanying persons)³ 180.-
Association group (up to 15 people) 180.-

¹ = individual rate
² = on presentation of supporting documents
³ = to the gymnasium/high school
⁴ = minimum of 4 people

Registration: at least 10 days in advance


Access

Following the global pandemic, the museum is closed to the public until December 2020 but remains accessible for guided tours on demand.

The exhibition space of Musée Bolo is located in one of the buildings of the Faculty of Computer Science & Communications at EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (INF 094.7).

Some car parks are reserved for employees and students, and others are public and chargeable (Esplanade car park or Rolex Learning Center car park). Most of the paying car parks are free from 17h onwards (PSE car park for example).

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    Telling the story of computer science in a different way