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 60 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 tours for families or individuals are organized every first Saturday of the month upon registration!

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 25 students + 2 accompanying persons)³ 180.-
Association group (up to 25 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

During the week: 10 people minimum


Musée Bolo is freely accessible from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It is located in the INF building of the Faculty of Computer Science & Communications (INF 094.7) of EPFL.

Access to visitors is now from the INM Building (level 1). Once in the hall of the building, go down the stairs on the left (behind the cafeteria), then to the ground floor (level 0), follow the corridor at 45° to the right, in a northeasterly direction, to reach the museum. (Follow the signage).

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 paid car parks are free from 5 p.m. (PSE car park for example).

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    Telling the story of computer science in a different way