Opened in spring 2016, Chaplin’s World in Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland, is the first museum dedicated to the life of actor Charlie Chaplin. Set in a neoclassical mansion where Chaplin lived for some 25 years, the museum features many of the home’s original furnishings, as well as family photographs, personal belongings, mementos and more than 30 wax figures of individuals who crossed paths with Chaplin or who were inspired by his work.
Chaplin’s World also includes a separate, Hollywood-style studio where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of silent film and try out the art of pantomime. The studio also includes recreated sets from some of Chaplin’s most famous movies. The surrounding park is also open to the public and offers panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps.
Chaplin’s World is in the town of Corsier-Sur-Vevey, about 15 miles from Lausanne or an hour train ride from the Geneva airport. From Vevey station, bus 212 runs to Chaplin’s World; get off at the Chaplin stop. Allow about two and a half hours for your visit. An interactive mobile app is available.