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Unveiling Morges: Museums and the Majestic Morges Castle

Morges is a captivating city nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, offering more than just breathtaking beauty. Beyond the stunning scenery and charming streets filled with cafes, restaurants and shops, it is always adorned with flowers.

Morges boasts a hidden gem – the majestic Morges Castle. This historic fortress, a standing sentinel for centuries, has transformed into a captivating cultural hub. Its walls now house a fascinating collection of military weapons, figurines and uniforms each offering a unique window into the past, waiting to be explored by visitors.

There are many fun and interesting things to see inside the castle with your family and children.

A Journey Through Time at Morges Castle

Morges Castle, with its imposing presence, offers more than just a glimpse into history. It's very stones whisper tales of battles fought and lives lived, beckoning you to step back in time.  In our Marco books he imagines there were even imposing dragons who used to live there! 

There's a fascinating collection of museum pieces within the castle complex, each dedicated to a different aspect of human history.

The Military Museum: A Salute to Local Heroes

The Military Museum: A Salute to Local Heroes

One such museum is the Military Museum, dedicated to the rich military heritage of the region. Here, you can delve into exhibits that honour local soldiers who bravely served, their sacrifices forever etched in history. Explore the lives and works of renowned military writers who chronicled the region's battles, and gain insights into the evolution of warfare through the ages.

The Swiss Museum of Historic Figurines: Where History Comes Alive in Miniatures

The Swiss Museum of Historic Figurines: Where History Comes Alive in Miniatures

Many visitors might be surprised to learn that Switzerland boasts a museum dedicated to the captivating world of miniature figurines.  As children love legos, they will love this museum!

The Swiss Museum of Historic Figurines offers a unique perspective on history, where meticulously crafted figures come alive.  These tiny works of art depict historical scenes, military uniforms, and everyday life from various eras. Witness the craftsmanship and attention to detail as you embark on a journey through time, one tiny figure at a time.

The Artillery Museum: Tracing the Power of Firepower

The Artillery Museum Switzerland: Tracing the Power of Firepower

While the Swiss Museum of Historic Figurines shows the softer side of history, the Artillery Museum packs an entirely different punch! This Museum takes you on a fascinating journey of artillery, from the early days of booming cannons to the more sophisticated weaponry of modern times. Explore how these powerful instruments have changed warfare throughout history, and see how they've shaped the world we live in today.

The Police Museum: Upholding Law and Order Through the Ages

The Police Museum Switzerland: Upholding Law and Order Through the Ages

Ever wondered what it was like to be a law enforcer in centuries past? The Police Museum offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of law enforcement in the region.  Everyone will love exploring the exhibits showcasing the evolution of police uniforms and equipment, and learn how the role of police has transformed over time to meet the evolving needs of society.

The Paderewski Museum: Honouring a Musical Legend

The Paderewski Museum Switzerland: Honouring a Musical Legend

This museum sheds light on the extraordinary life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, the renowned Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. More than just a musical virtuoso, Paderewski found a home in Morges during his later years. The museum delves into his multifaceted persona, showcasing exhibits that bring to life his musical genius, political influence, and humanitarian efforts. Prepare to be captivated by the story of this remarkable man and the legacy he left behind.

Beyond the Castle Walls: The Alexis Forel House Museum

The museums of Morges extend beyond the castle walls, offering a delightful surprise for visitors. Outside the castle grounds leads you to the Alexis Forel House Museum. This museum honours the life and work of Alexis Forel, a prominent Swiss naturalist who made pioneering contributions to the study of freshwater ecosystems, also known as limnology.  His dedication to understanding the delicate balance of life within lakes and rivers is sure to spark curiosity in any nature enthusiast. Explore exhibits dedicated to his research and gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world around us.

Morges museums, spread throughout the town and housed within the majestic castle walls, weave a captivating tapestry of history, art, and science. Each museum offers a unique perspective on the region's rich heritage, inviting visitors to delve into its fascinating stories.

To help your exploration of Morges (especially with little ones), consider letting Marco the Swiss Alpine Marmot - Morges help to be your guide. This informative and educational children's book offers a fun and engaging introduction to the town, its history, and its surrounding beauty. Packed with activities and illustrations, our Children's Books about Switzerland series serves as a delightful companion for young visitors, sparking their curiosity and enriching their understanding of Morges.

Children's Travel Book in Switzerland

What could make your visit to Morges more memorable?  You could instead try our Marco "Travel Edition" books .  With these books you can take photos where Marco stands, print them out and then glue them into the books.  These can make your very own memorable photo albums.

Also, why not follow Marco on Instagram for loads of amazing updates and stories.


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