Practical Information

Opening hours

Museum, shop and Café Lumen

Monday : 10am-6pm
Tuesday : closed (MCBA open)
Wednesday : 10am-6pm
Thursday : 10am-8pm
Friday : 10am-6pm
Saturday : 10am-6pm
Sunday : 10am-6pm

Special hours
09.05.2024 : 10am-6pm
20.05.2024 : 10am-6pm
22.06.2024 : 10am-1am
01.08.2024 : 10am-8pm
16.09.2024 : 10am-6pm
21.09.2024 : 10am-2am
25.12.2024 : closed
01.01.2025 : closed


Plateforme 10 ticket - 3 museums

Valid for 3 months for 1 visit to the exhibitions of each of the 3 museums.

Full price CHF 25.-

Adults 26 and older

Reduced admission CHF 19.-

Adults 26 and older (retirees, persons with disabilities, unemployed, students, apprentices)

Duo (2 admissions) CHF 38.-

Adults 26 and older

Under 26 - Free entrance

Free entrance for people under 26

1 museum ticket

Valid for 1 visit to one museum's exhibitions (Photo Elysée, mudac or MCBA).

Full price CHF 15.-

Adults 26 and older

Reduced admission CHF 12.-

Adults 26 and older (retirees, persons with disabilities, unemployed, students, apprentices)

Under 26 - Free entrance

Free entrance for people under 26

First Saturday of the month

Every first Saturday of the month, admission to all exhibitions is free for everyone.


Photo Elysée
Place de la Gare 17
1003 Lausanne - Suisse

By bus
3, 20, 21, 60, or 85 line, Lausanne, gare stop; 6 line, Cecil stop.

By métro
m2, Lausanne, gare stop.

By car
Montbenon parking garage, take the passage between 19 and 21 Ave. Ruchonnet.
A discount on the Montbenon parking fees is granted upon presentation of the Plateforme 10 ticket.

By bike
Soft mobility path from Ave. Marc Dufour to the train station and bicycle parks at the site entrance.

By train or on foot
5 min from Lausanne’s main train station or Ave. Marc Dufour.


+41 21 318 44 00


Visits and activities

In addition to its exhibitions, Photo Elysée offers a unique and varied program: public and private guided tours, workshops for children and adults, cultural events of all kinds, concerts, performances and conferences.


Café Lumen

In the central hall of the building, Café Lumen offers a spontaneous and fast cuisine with authentic artisanal products. Run by Delphine Veillon and Johans Valdivia, who also manage Le Nabi at the MCBA, Café Lumen offers a place to rest, share and exchange ideas, which is essential to the visit.

Arcadia restaurant

On the esplanade, open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm. On Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm.

Le Nabi

At MCBA, open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm.


Photography books, everyday objects, exhibition catalogs, gift ideas, postcards, posters, specialized books, the new bookshop of Photo Elysée and mudac is a great address, for all tastes and within the reach of all budgets.

Frequently asked questions

Opening Times and Access

What museums can you visit at Plateforme 10?
Plateforme 10 brings together three museums in two separate buildings:
Building 1: Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (MCBA)
Building 2: mudac and Photo Elysée

When are the museums closed?
MCBA: Monday
mudac and Photo Elysée: Tuesday

Is there access for people with reduced mobility?
There are two disabled parking spaces at the end of Avenue Louis Ruchonnet (GPS coordinates 46°31’06.6″N 6°37’29.7″E).

The Photo Elysée and mudac buildings are accessible to people with reduced mobility. Adapted toilets are available on each level of the building.

Folding seats are available for people with reduced mobility. Two wheelchairs are available on request from the building reception. Further information

Are you open on public holidays?
Our special opening hours are updated regularly.

During the Visit

Do you have cloakrooms in the mudac – Photo Elysée building?
Self-service lockers are available free of charge for visitors to store their personal belongings, with the exception of luggage larger than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm (including pockets, wheels and handles). Tokens are available from reception.

Can I take photographs in the building with my mobile phone?
In the permanent and temporary exhibition halls, the works may be photographed or filmed without flash or lighting devices, and for private use only.

All works exhibited and reproduced by Photo Elysée and mudac are subject to copyright and may not be freely used or reproduced by third parties. It is the individual responsibility of the public to respect the copyright in force.

If you would like to take commercial photographs, please refer to this document before your visit.

Are pets allowed in the building?
Animals are not permitted in the building, with the exception of dogs accompanying the visually impaired or blind.

Is there Wi-Fi in the building?
Both mudac and Photo Elysée offer free Wi-Fi.

Can I draw and paint in the exhibition halls?
You may only write and draw in the museum with a pencil. Ballpoint pens, felt-tip pens, paintbrushes, scissors, etc. may not be used.

Children & Families

Are pushchairs allowed?
Pushchairs are welcome throughout the building, with lifts providing easy access to the exhibition areas.

Is it possible to breastfeed and change my child?
It is possible to breastfeed in the exhibition halls, but bottles are not allowed. Please go to the museum reception area or Café Lumen, both on the ground floor of the building.

A baby-changing table is available in the toilets on the ground floor of the building, as well as toilets specially designed for children.

Teachers & Schools

I am a teacher and would like to take my class to mudac and Photo Elysée: how do I go about visiting them?
You are welcome to bring your class, but you must register in advance. An educational programme is offered each year by each institution in connection with visits organised for schools. Please refer to the self-guided tour charter before your visit.

A newsletter dedicated to teachers is also published regularly.

Is it possible to picnic in the mudac building – Photo Elysée?
For any specific requests, please contact the outreach officers.