Fondation Bodmer - Bibliothèque et musée
  • An exceptional venue

    The Martin Bodmer

    Library and Museum

    The Martin Bodmer Foundation is one of the most important private libraries in the world. The foundation seeks to reflect “the adventure of the human mind” from the origins of writing on, following in the footsteps of its founder, Martin Bodmer, a collector who sought to put together a “library of world literature.” The foundation conserves some 160 000 items, with hundreds of Western and Eastern manuscripts, a number of copies of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, 270 incunabula that include one of the rare copies of the Gutenberg Bible, autographs of Goethe, Einstein and Mozart, the list is long…

    The Foundation Museum is open from 2 pm to 6 pm every day except Monday and public holidays.