Opening times

Museum and cafeteria

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo 12/23/2019 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/24/2019 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

We 12/25/2019 closed Christmas

Th 12/26/2019 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Mo 12/30/2019 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/31/2019 10:00 – 14:00 New Year´s Eve

We 1/1/2020 closed New Year´s Day

Th 1/2/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

Mo 1/6/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Epiphany

Th 2/20/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Carnival Thursday

Mo 2/24/2020 closed Carnival Monday

Tu 2/25/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Shrove Tuesday

We 2/26/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Ash Wednesday

Th 3/19/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Joseph

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Opening times

Museum and cafeteria

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo 12/23/2019 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/24/2019 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

We 12/25/2019 closed Christmas

Th 12/26/2019 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Mo 12/30/2019 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/31/2019 10:00 – 14:00 New Year´s Eve

We 1/1/2020 closed New Year´s Day

Th 1/2/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

Mo 1/6/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Epiphany

Th 2/20/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Carnival Thursday

Mo 2/24/2020 closed Carnival Monday

Tu 2/25/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Shrove Tuesday

We 2/26/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Ash Wednesday

Th 3/19/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Joseph

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Current blog posts

Luca Thanei

3. December 2019

Please connect me! Automating our telephone exchanges

On 3 December 1959, PTT replaced Switzerland’s last manual telephone exchange with a fully automated switching system. This major feat of engineering also signalled the end of the switchboard girl, or ‘Fräulein vom Amt’, as the telephone operators were known.

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Andrej Abplanalp

28. November 2019

Festival of symbols and customs

Over the years, Christmas has increasingly become a secular family celebration. These days, symbols and customs are combined. But that hasn’t always been the case.

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Aaron Estermann

20. November 2019

Federal Councillor’s public appearance

There was a time before mobile phones, a time when press photographers were the eyes of an entire nation. Many of the images they captured are now forgotten. For example, Federal Councillor Rudolf Minger’s appearance at Bern’s Reithalle riding arena in November 1940.

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