The Laténium is Switzerland’s largest archaeology museum. The Laténium aims to explain archaeology and covers 50,000 years of local history in the heart of Europe, between the North Sea and the Mediterranean, from the Middle Ages back to the times of the Neanderthaler.

The name of the museum is derived from “La Tène” the eponym site near Neuchatel of the second Iron Age (La Tène period, from around 450 BC to 50 BC). The La Tène period is characterised by an expansion of the Celtic culture throughout Europe, ranging from Ireland to Turkey.

The museum also presents artefacts and cultures from other periods, the Gallo-Roman civilization, the lake-dwellers of both the Neolithic and the Bronze Ages, or the hunter-gatherers of the Paleolithic. More than 3000 objects are on display.

Museum: Latenium
City: Hauterive
Country: Switzerland
Address: Espace Paul Vouga