The museum is centrally located in the City of Le Locle, near the market square.
A 5 minute walk from the station, blue signs indicate the way to the museum.
Bus : 341 and 342 (stop gare/centre ville) ; 360 and 361 (stop Marie-Anne-Calame).
Parking nearby.

Opening times

Wed – Sun
11.00 – 17.00

Open : December 31st, January 2nd, March 1st, Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Thursday, Whit Monday, August 1st, Federal fasting day.
Annual closure :
December 24th, 25th and January 1st, 2nd.


Musée des Beaux-Arts
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
2400 Le Locle
+41 32 933 89 50


The museum is not fully accessible for people with disabilities. The upper floors are accessible by lift, but there are no permanent ramps for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Please contact the museum 24 hours in advance to announce your visit.


Visits and events

Guided tours

Public guided tours and lectures are organised periodically at the museum. Guided tours for groups of up to 25 people can be arranged on request. The museum also offers guided tours and workshops for young visitors and schools. Reservations can be made by phone or email with a one-week notice !

T+41 (0)32 933 89 50

Your events at the MBAL

Cocktails, birthdays, company outings, seminars, afterworks… Privatize the museum and enjoy a unique moment in the middle of works of art. Prices on request.



You’d like to find out about activities in the Le Locle region? We invite you to contact the City of Le Locle for more information by email at

The canton of Neuchâtel offers a rich and varied cultural activities. Enjoy your visit at the MBAL to discover the museums, art centers and other institutions of the region.

CAN – Centre d’art Neuchâtel

Casino – La Grange Café-Théâtre, Le Locle

Centre de Culture – ABC, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Centre de loisirs et d’animation de l’ancienne Poste

Exomusée, Le Locle

Galerie C, Neuchâtel

Luxor factory – Résidence – Atelier pour artistes

Maison Dubois, Le Locle

Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches, Le Locle

Musée d’horlogerie Château des Monts, Le Locle

Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds

Musée d’art et d’histoire de Neuchâtel

Quartier Général – Centre d’art Contemporain, La Chaux-de-Fonds



Individual entries

Adults : CHF 10.-

Senior citizens, students, apprentices, unemployed : CHF 5.-

Sunday offer : CHF 14.-, includes the admission ticket, a pastry and a drink

Free entries

Children and young people under 16

Art students

Members of the museum

Raiffeisen card

Passeport musées suisses

Musées neuchâtelois card

AG culturel

Neuchâtel Tourist Card

First Sunday of the month

Partner institutions

Free admission, on presentation of the friends’ membership card.

Photo Elysée, Lausanne

Musée des beaux-arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona

MACT/CACT, Bellinzona

Centre d’art Pasquart, Bienne

Kunst Halle, Sankt Gallen

Combined offers

Carte avantage Jeunes 17-18 : coupon for a free admission to be given at the reception

Onde Verte : CHF 5.- on presentation of an annual Onde Verte subscription

Culture Caritas card : CHF 5.-


From 10 people : CHF 6.-/person

Public guided tour : free of charge on presentation of the
admission ticket

Guided tour on reservation / 25 people (max.) : CHF 120.- + individual admission

Guided tour on reservation for schoolchildren / art students : CHF 60.- + free admission

Guided tour on reservation for schoolchildren of Le Locle / 1 class (max.) : free

Workshops : price on request

Birthdays : prices on request