The Computer Conservation Society (CCS) arranges visits to Computer Museums in Europe.
We have previously enjoyed visits to Belgium, Italy, and a number in Germany.
This year the plan is to visit Musée Bolo, Lausanne, Switzerland
on the site of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
This campus is a 25-minute journey west of central Lausanne.
The address is Bâtiment INF, Station 14 1015 Lausanne Switzerland.
We warmly welcome those of you and partners/guests who would like to join in.
It is always a convivial occasion.
The visit is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 26th April 2024 at
17:00 – Visit to Musée Bolo followed by a meal at Gina Restaurante
also at EPFL
We are also invited to visit the reserve collection in central Lausanne.
There will be the opportunity for other activities on the Saturday, see below for a suggestion.
NB The museum is closed at the weekend.
Hotel and travel arrangements are participants’ individual responsibility.
Everyone makes their own arrangements and we arrange meeting points with each other when we are there.
Suggestions for hotels are:
There are numbers of other hotels in the area and there are offers on the internet for city breaks.
It has also been suggested that it might be possible to arrange a “side visit”
on Saturday to supplement the museum day.
There is a boat scheduled to leave Lausanne at 09:00 am (direction Villeneuve).
It will sail past the UNESCO World Heritage site – Lavaux Vineyards.
It will call at Vevey and Montreux and the Chateau de Chillon (about 2 hours),
We could leave the boat at Chillon to visit the castle, and then return by train to Lausanne
(probably around 17:00).
Shops are open till 19:00, & the Cathedral is worth a visit.
Ticket prices, in Swiss francs:
Boat Lausanne to Chillon 2nd class ₣30.
Mobilis day pass for 8 zones ₣31 –
(24 hours use of all trains, buses and Lausanne Metro between Lausanne Centre or EPFL and Chillon).
Chillon castle entrance ₣15.– (12.50 for seniors)
There is also a possibility of a wine tasting at the chateau after the tour – ₣31 –
per person minimum 10 people (this may include the guided tour fee? i.e. tour plus wine tasting)
The Mobilis pass would allow for people to stop at Vevey or Montreux on the way back and continue
later with the pass.
As usual, Dan Hayton is our organiser.
Please contact him at so we know you’re coming
and whether you are interested
in the boat trip, and so that we can tell the museum and the restaurant the numbers.