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Alimentarium - Food Museum

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Address: Quai Perdonnet 25, Vevey 1800, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 21 924 41 11
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For over 30 years already, the world's first-ever food-themed museum has...

For over 30 years already, the world's first-ever food-themed museum has been sharing a global and independent view of the many aspects of the human diet. Its multidisciplinary, cultural, historical, scientific and nutritional-focused approach and its bold and original programme of activities have established the Alimentarium as the world's leading food-themed attraction. As the centrepiece of the Museum, the new permanent exhibition "Food - The essence of life" invites children and adults alike to take a fresh look at an activity steeped in history and laden with emotional significance: eating. The unique new scenography, combining discovery, experimentation and learning, invites visitors on a fun-filled, interactive journey through three new sectors: Food, Society and The Body. Enlivened with projections, interactive terminals and video installations, this immersive experience will make visitors aware of the influence diet can have on the body and its environment.

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It didn't cost anything and we had a blast taking picture after picture of us and the folk doing crazy things. Met a family from Morroco who were doing likewise. So we took... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a museum in the sense that an adult does not obtain new knowledge. On the other hand it is interactive and really interesting and funny for kids. Cook workshops available. Enjoy a fresh tarte!

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Auroville, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Is not really a food museum but a analogy to food viewed trough Nestle corp. eyes.... So is better to spend your time staring at the like unless you are craving for some different experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a sign of the landscape in Veve- beautiful. Do not miss. We did not go to the museum. Take Photo with a fork in every angle. Nearby is Charlie Chaplin's statue. On Saturday's ther is a nice and colorful market nearby.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This BIG Fork is absolutely the landmark in Vevey, everyone can have so much fun to take many photos in different angles of the fork here.

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

There has been an impressive job on interactivity wit lots of content available on the numerous screens. This means two things: - You will need time and opportunity to spend lots of time on the screens, which is not so easy if the museum is crowded. You may end up zapping a lot of content. - The screens are almost... More 

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Vevey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is a Nestlé sponsored museum and is all about food, food history, where food comes from and anything related to food and cooking. Kids love it. I was personally a bit disappointed. They just reopened after rebuilding the exposition and they could have been a lot more creative in the use of today's interactive tools. This is possibly... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Did not have time to visit the museum but had a blast taking some snaps with the Fork. Nice piece of innovative art.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum with a group of friends. Some of the exhibits are interesting, however, the quality is not unified. It might fit a group of kids, however, I suspect adults will not find is suitable.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The museum was not open when we visited last April but we did not miss the chance to take our picture with THE FORK! What a fun installment! We had some time to wait for our lunch and so we sat lakeside and watched people sit on the chairs that are installed on the rocks and enjoyed people watching.

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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It didn't cost anything and we had a blast taking picture after picture of us and the folk doing crazy things. Met a family from Morroco who were doing likewise. So we took pictures of them, and they us. Nice cultural exchange.

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