In 2016, the stunning Swiss town of Vevey in the Lake Geneva Region will see the opening of two new museums - The Charlie Chaplin Museum and The Nestlé Museum.Chaplin Museum: The Modern Times Museum - April 2016
The museum will open in the screen star's former Swiss home, the Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, which is where the star died in 1977 after spending the last 25 years of his life there. The much anticipated museum will allow visitors from all over the world to enter the very private world of Charlie Chaplin the man, perfect for those seeking the ultimate Charlie Chaplin experience.
The museum's director Yves Durand has said of the property: "His soul, his spirit, is still here ... so people will meet him, people will encounter him, people will hear his voice, will see his movies, will hear his music."
As part of the Chaplin Museum which will be opened in 2016, the Modern Times Hotel will open in February 2016. Situated in the heights of Vevey, next to the highway’s exit, this 4-star hotel will offer 145 rooms, terrace, fitness room, and bar/lounge.
Opening of the Nestlé “Nest” Museum - June 2016br/> Next year, to mark the food giants 150th anniversary, Nestlé will open its doors to the public with a new museum called 'Nest' which is located on the company's historic site. The construction site measures 3,380m2 and the work will cost CHF 50 million. Nestlé’s CEO Paul Bulcke added: "This new centre, located on Nestlé’s original site, marks our historical roots in Vevey and Switzerland. From a small manufacturer of an innovative product, Nestlé has become, in 150 years, the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, employing more than 330,000 people worldwide. We are proud of our roots."
The 'Nest' will consist of a recreation and discovery area for families, consumers, employees and anyone interested in Nestlé, covering all aspects of the company. Special exhibitions will present Nestlé’s current and future activities, its role in society in general and its contribution to nutrition, health and wellness. Visitors will also learn about Nestlé’s history and the company’s archives.
In 2016, the Nestlé Group will celebrate 150 years since it was founded. In 1866, Henri Nestlé developed his infant cereal in Vevey, while the first can of sweetened condensed milk in Europe was produced by the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co. in Cham. The two companies merged in 1905, forming the base of the Group. Henri Nestlé moved to Vevey at the age of 25, from Frankfurt, Germany. A trained pharmacist he was very creative and a born entrepreneur. He purchased a small factory where he produced oil, brandy, bone meal, oil lamps and even mineral water. But it was the creation of infant cereal that would ensure his and Nestlé’s fame.