A fascinating exhibit is of several scale models of the town of
Neuchâtel spanning several centuries. Moving from one model to
the next you see the progression of Neuchâtel's expansion down from the castle,
across the river Seyon and along the shore of the lake. You will note the destruction of the town's
defensive walls, the diversion of the river, exposure of the land after the lowering of
the lake level and the expansion of the land into the lake to allow for more roads, tram lines,
buildings and the harbor. The research invested in these models not to mention the labor to build them is phenomenal.
The museum is by the harbor and across the street from the Hotel Beau de Lac at Esplanade Léopold-Robert 1.
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00-18:00. Entrance is free on Wednesdays.