Welcome to the Shoe Museum in Lausanne
5,000 years of shoe history to see and to touch
The collection presents reconstructions of shoes and other leather accessories documented exclusively by archaeological discoveries. Each object is the result of research done on original fragments recovered through archeology. Since 1993, this didactical collection grows at the same time as the new developments in research.
Rue du Rôtillon 10 – Lausanne – T.: 021 312 06 77
A museum unlike many others…
…in a street shop, visible around the clock.
…where you are allowed to handle the artefacts.
… where you have your own personal guided tour.
… willing to travel to events or private showings.
… leading the field of archeological leather research.
… putting theory into practice, reviving ancient crafts.
Our renovation project “peau neuve 2014“
The floor is set, the walls and ceiling are clean and the lighting is perfect. All there is to do is to put our exhibition…
A new oak plank floor
As the saying goes, think global but buy local. Our choice for floors was to address the best in town, the company Menetrey, specialist in…
The museum is empty
The museum is full of emptiness. We took out everything to prepare for the arrival of a new oak floor that replaces the over 30…
There shall be light
The concept of the museum restauration also includes lighting adapted to the requirements of a museum.
The new setup is in place. The tools have their final position on the opposite wall, arranged by time period. Moving the shelves across the…
New tool boards
This years main project also implies a better presentation of tools and technical means used by shoemakers from various eras. (See blog 9/21/2013). We started…
Starting the transformation
After sealing the sources of humidity and ventilating the back rooms to keep the levels of humidity under control we’re finally ready to fix those…
A project for our 10th anniversary
It would be about time to commemorate 10 years of our museum with something special. The first project by our newly created association aims to…