Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo, 8/15/2022 closed, Assumption Day

Tu, 11/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, All Saints´ Day

Fr, 11/11/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Martin

Th, 12/8/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Immaculate Conception

Sa, 12/24/2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 12/25/2022 closed, Christmas

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo, 8/15/2022 closed, Assumption Day

Tu, 11/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, All Saints´ Day

Fr, 11/11/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Martin

Th, 12/8/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Immaculate Conception

Sa, 12/24/2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 12/25/2022 closed, Christmas

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The elite of Solothurn society gathered at tables like this one for card game evenings. This table belonged to the Glutz family, and the candlesticks belonged to the Greder-von Stäffis family. The playing cards and token boxes made of leather-covered cardboard are part of a Tarock set in book form dating from 1778.

Andreas Affolter

8. August 2022

Solothurn, the cardmaking capital

In the 18th century, Solothurn was an important centre of playing card production. Throughout the Swiss Confederation almost everyone played with cards made in Solothurn, and the card designs produced there were also popular “beyond” the border.

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How do you determine the colour of the sky? In the 18th century, Horace Bénédict de Saussure climbed Mont Blanc to explore this question.

Katrin Brunner

3. August 2022

The blue of the sky…

In August 1787, Genevan naturalist Horace Bénédict de Saussure climbed Mont Blanc with the aim of answering a seemingly childish question: why is the sky blue?

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When a man from Vaud set out to bring his knowledge of wine to North America… Illustration by Marco Heer.

Petra Koci

1. August 2022

The first commercial winery in the United States – established by a Swiss immigrant!

In 1796, Jean-Jacques Dufour emigrated from the Lake Geneva region with the stated aim of becoming a successful winegrower in distant America. The Swiss grower founded the colony of Vevay, Indiana, which did indeed manage to produce wine.

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