Musée Historique et des Porcelaines, Nyon

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Uncover the layers of history at Musée Historique et des Porcelaines, a museum housed within a 13th-century castle. The elegant white castle overlooking the Canton of Vaud was first mentioned in 1272 but likely dates back to the Lords of Prangins. Having undergone multiple restorations and renovations, it remains a Swiss heritage site of national significance. In 1888 a historical museum was opened within it, now on the second and third floor. The collection contains wallpaper, furniture, and the history of Nyon starting from 1000 BCE and continuing through the 20th century. In 1947, over 700 porcelain pieces reclaimed from the 19th-century Nyon porcelain factory were added, making up the first floor. To visit Musée Historique et des Porcelaines and get the most from your holiday in Nyon, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nyon tourist route planner.
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  • The production of fine China in Nyon only lasted for a rther short time, but the quality of the production was very good. For friends of pretty tableware an absolute must! The location, the ancient ca...  more »
  • The most interesting part of the chateau is the prison on the 3rd floor. It was in use as a prison until 1979. Fascinating. Also, museums in Switzerland are free on the 1st Sunday of every month.  more »
  • What a lovely castle. It dates back to the 12th century. The porcelain exhibition is interesting and it is great getting a glimpse into dining habits of the past. The prison floor is the most insightf...  more »

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