Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Nyon’s Museum with Caesar

The entrance of Nyon’s Roman Museum. Photo: Odrade123 / CC BY-SA 3.0
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40 years ago, the Roman Museum in Nyon (Switzerland) opened its gates for the first time. On 21 and 22 September 2019, the museum celebrates this anniversary with numerous activities.

On the museum’s site, visitors can see the remains of the basilica and of the forum of the Roman settlement Colonia Iulia Equestris. A new replica of a statue of the city’s founder Julius Caesar will be unveiled at the opening. On Sunday, one of the highlights will be a realistic reconstruction of a Roman crane showing what the engineers of ancient times were capable of.

Additionally, there are numerous computer stations inviting the visitors to take virtual tours through the ancient buildings. Ancient music, a rhetoric competition and much more round the two days off.

The detailed programme can be downloaded on the website of Nyon’s Roman Museum (in French).

Further information on how to get there, the opening hours and the prices can be found on the website of Nyon’s Roman Museum.