On the occasion of its reopening, the public will be able to discover the new permanent exhibition of the castle entitled "The keys of the castle are yours, 900 years of dynasties".
After more than two and a half years of work, the Château de la Sarraz will reopen its doors on April 24, 2021 with a new itinerary and a complete overhaul of its exhibits. The idea is to give visitors, for the duration of their visit, "the keys to the Castle" to (re)discover the history of the place, the collections of the castle, the owners, as well as the artistic and cultural historical heritage they left behind. The tour of the exhibition promises to be both immersive and interactive and will be offered for the first time in English, French and German.
The castle's showcases are made up of seven collections that have been updated to be presented in the new 2021 exhibition. According to the current state of inventories, the castle is home to approximately 13,000 objects. It has some of the finest collections of furniture and paintings in Switzerland. Gathered with talent throughout the history of La Sarraz, they are representative of the heritage of the de Gingins family, which was one of the most important families of the Vaud aristocracy. This family died out for lack of descendants during the 1930s, leaving a practically intact heritage behind.
Built in 1049 by the House of Grandson, the Château de la Sarraz has nearly a thousand years of history to absorb. It is also one of the three Swiss sites that have been awarded the European Heritage label because of its important historical, artistic and cultural value in European history.