Public program

For each of its exhibitions, mudac offers different forms of activity, from the classic guided tour to specific projects aimed at a particular public. The variety of these activities enables the museum to reach a very wide audience, while also highlighting the omnipresence of design and the applied arts in everyday life.

Workshops, guided tours, teaching aids, lectures… All these events are adapted to the general public as well as to schoolchildren, students, families, professionals from various fields and people with disabilities.

In addition to entertainment and the dissemination of scientific content, the activities are built around the development of trans-disciplinary skills such as collaboration, reflexion and creative thinking. During the workshops and visits, societal issues raised by the exhibitions are regularly discussed with the participants. The mudac cultural outreach programme thus acts as an extension of the exhibitions.

Children and families

mudac is open to young and old alike and offers a variety of formats, from creative workshops to tours, as well as family routes that provide tools to better understand design and its issues.

  • Family and children’s visits: last Sunday of the month at 2pm (from November)
  • Children’s workshops: last Wednesday of the month at 3pm (from November)



mudac is delighted to welcome school classes to its new halls and outreach room, since young people are the public of tomorrow. The museum is free to schoolchildren, students and teachers. Guided tours, visit materials and educational packs relating to the various temporary exhibitions and the semi-permanent exhibition are also available.

Duration: 1 hour
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
From 10.15 am
Free visit, by reservation two weeks in advance


A wide range of offers awaits laypersons, inquisitive minds and lovers of design.

Guided tours of Plateforme 10

Ville en tête, in collaboration with Plateforme 10, the MCBA, mudac and Photo Elysée, offers guided tours of the new museum centre in Lausanne. Several walks present and question the architecture of the museums, as well as their location on the Plateforme 10 site.
The tours are aimed at the general public but are adapted to answer questions from building professionals.

“One site, three museums”

“One site, three museums” tour: architectural tour of the Plateforme 10 site, with historical information on the development of the site and the creation of the three museums. The tour takes place mainly outside, with limited access to the museums.

From October 2022
Duration: 1h30
Price: CHF 300 per group of 25 people

“Photo Elysée – mudac”

“Photo Elysée – mudac” tour: architectural tour of the Photo Elysée and mudac buildings, designed by the architects Aires Mateus.

Subject to availability, tours are possible every day except Tuesdays, when the museums are closed.

From October 2022
Duration: 1h
Price: CHF 240 per group of 25 people


Alongside the Plateforme 10 museums and in line with its long-standing commitment, mudac encourages the global inclusion of people with disabilities and barrier-free access.

General information

To prepare your visit to the mudac, consult the practical information: opening hours, access and admissions.