House of Elsewhere – Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Maison d’Ailleurs – translated to House of Elsewhere – in the town of Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, is renowned for its collection of science fiction-related literature, illustrations, and media.

Established in 1976 to preserve a collection of science-fiction materials donated to the town by French scholar, Piere Versins, House of Elsewhere has evolved to become an internally recognized museum and research centre. Its permanent collections and special exhibits focus on the history of science-fiction storytelling, illustrations, comics, music, and movies. Of particular interest, the museum preserves a collection of Jules Verne documents containing nearly 20,000 items.

Visitors explore the collection of 19th- and 20th-century science fiction through exhibits organized chronologically, making the evolution of the genre easy to follow and providing a way to link the social and political events of their times to stories, concerns, and fantasies of the future.

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