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Address: rue du Chateau 11, La Tour-de-Peilz 1814, Switzerland
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+41 21 977 23 00
11:00 - 17:30
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A fascinating collection of games from antiquity to early 20th century.

This very quiet museum is located in an old castle sitting along the lake of Geneva. The items are all very well presented and were fun to examine. I was sorry the museum did not... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
New England
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New England
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This very quiet museum is located in an old castle sitting along the lake of Geneva. The items are all very well presented and were fun to examine. I was sorry the museum did not have a catalogue we could buy nor reproduction of some historic card games. Among the curiosities: a cold war table game with the CIA, MI5,French... More 

Thank windinthewillows
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

For such a little museum, my family spent A LOT of time here -- almost 4 hours. There were interesting displays of games throughout history and in different cultures. What fascinated us the most were the games rooms (one upstairs, one downstairs). My family is big into board games so this was the perfect way to spend a very rainy... More 

Thank Jan L
Amiens, France
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166 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Even if you don't want to go inside you can have a walk around it and enjoy the magnificent view or the charming small restaurant which is hidden inside the museum.

Thank VihrenMitev
Vevey, Switzerland
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

I loved spending hours in this exhibit. I walked in on a private tour and learned a lot more! It was so much fun and great gift shop

Thank Dee G
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90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The museum was a great outing to travel the past and show kids that there was a life before iPads and Xboxes. The museum is nicely laid out and kids can even make a few rounds of the games available in the various room. Nice fun had by all.

Thank RedIsInspired
Tamraght, Morocco
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86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

this museum in La tour de Peilz is a great place to spent a sunday afternoon with kids. They will love to learn about the games history. is just a bit boring for adults but with kids will be amazing. Is in the castle of La tour de Peilz so u will love to walk around and see the lake... More 

Thank WaveDanceTamraght
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This museum is located in a castle just out of Vevey on the way to Montreux. It gives a lot of great history on games from around the world. There is a lot of focus on chess and they have a wonderful large chess set to play in the courtyard. There were samples of games around the exhibits. My daughter... More 

Thank Penny G
Kilkenny, Ireland
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88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

The Swiss Museum of Games is located in Tour-de-Peilz which is on the lake at the Montreux end if Vevey. Beautiful castle setting for a Museum which exhibits various games played down the centuries. An extraordinary number of amazing chess pieces on display giving a history of each game displayed. The exhibition is on the first floor and the second... More 

Thank rebelcitygirl
Lausanne, Switzerland
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121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Great museum and Chateau. Downstairs is a lovely hall and upstairs are the games. You could spend days here. The museum is not that big, but it had so many games to see and many that you can play. Educational and fun. It's a must if you're in Vevey (well Tour-de-Peilz). It's so good we hired it for our wedding... More 

Thank toby r
Hertford, England
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

Ended a morning's walk along the lakeside at this museum and decided to visit. Fascinating collection of games from earliest pre-history up to current day, very good collection of items. The ordering by themes in successive rooms is helpful in illustrating development of games and where they fitted into society at different eras, e.g. in relation to religion, money making.... More 

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