At the heart of “Vevey, the city of images”, the Swiss Camera Museum presents the history of photographers and photography in a bold setting, where old architecture blends with the contemporary.

The exhibition, providing a rich display of photographs and engravings from the work of practising photographers, has an audio-guide in German and in English, as well as interactive animation, projections and videos, which interest the younger generation. Among the more entertaining, this museum is highly appreciated by tourists, fascinated by its magnificent objects, some of which can be operated by the visitor. On public holidays and during the school holidays, you can develop your own traditional-style photography in the laboratory.

From the camera obscura and the magic lantern or other optical reproductions, to the digital image, this amazing collection of photographic or laboratory equipment, with its flashlights and other illuminations, as well as its studio furnishings, will let you discover the life of the photographer, from its origins right up to the present day.

During your visit, you will discover the evolution of photographic processes, from the invention of Nicéphore Niépce to the digital image, including the daguerreotype, the calotype process or the collodion wetplate, then the gelatine silver bromide dry-plate, followed by the appearance of the nitrate film or cellulose acetate and then the autochrome and colour processes.


Visite du laboratoire argentique

Magie de la lanterne


Durant les vacances de Noël, ne manquez pas notre nouveau programme de lanterne magique pour enfants à 14h00.

Grâce à une grande lanterne magique remise en fonction, contes et légendes, histoires drôles et autres images merveilleuses permettront de ressusciter toute la magie des projections d’un temps où le cinéma n’existait pas !


Ne manquez pas la visite du laboratoire où vous développerez vous-même une photographie argentique que vous emporterez en souvenir.

Cette expérience peut être réalisée individuellement, en famille, ou sur demande pour des groupe de moins de 10 personnes.



Il est conseillé de réserver au +41 21 925 34 80

Du mardi au dimanche, de 11h à 17h30

Fermé le 25 décembre et le 1er janvier




Visite du laboratoire argentique
Grande Place
1800 Vevey/Suisse
Heures d’ouverture:
du mardi au dimanche
de 11h à 17h30

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