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Here is an overview of the cultural offer of the canton of Neuchâtel.



Without claiming to be exhaustive, the canton of Neuchâtel has several theatres with an attractive programme.

In Neuchâtel:

In La Chaux-de-Fonds (20 minutes by car):

Elsewhere in the canton:

Théâtres, canton de Neuchâtel



Most of the canton's museums are free thanks to the Neuchâtel Tourist Card that you receive on arrival at your hotel. Take advantage of this to discover the current exhibitions, there is no shortage of them.

Museums in Neuchâtel (not exhaustive):

  • Natural History Museum -
    Temporary exhibition "Emballe-moi", until 13 August 2023.
  • Museum of Ethnography -
    Temporary exhibition "L'impossible Sauvage", until 26 February 2023.
  • Museum of Art and History -
    Temporary exhibition "Melting pot", until 5 March 2023.
  • Espace Rousseau - 
    Permanent exhibition on the life and work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Centre Dürrenmatt -
    Temporary exhibition "Le Jeu" (until 12 February 2023), presenting the life and work of Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • Laténium -
    Temporary exhibition "Between two waters. La Tène, lieu de mémoire" until 8 January 2023

Museums in La Chaux-de-Fons (not exhaustive):

  • Musée international d'horlogerie - visit website
    Temporary exhibition "Eclat de verre", until 12 March 2023
  • MUZOO -
    New museum that combines the natural history museum and the zoo in the Bois du Petit-Château. Opening on 17 and 18 December 2022.
  • Museum of Fine Arts -
    Temporary exhibition by Nina Childresse "Cils Poils Cheveux", until 23 April 2023
  • History Museum -
    Temporary exhibition "Enfants du placard - A l'école de la clandestinité", until 19 March 2023
  • Museum of Farming and Crafts - visit website
    Temporary exhibition "50 years, 50 exhibitions, 50 collections", until 26 February 2023

Elsewhere in the canton:


Musées du canton de Neuchâtel



For lovers of the 7th art, there are many cinemas in the canton of Neuchâtel. 

In Neuchâtel:

In La Chaux-de-Fonds:

Elsewhere in the canton:

Cinéma, canton de Neuchâtel