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Today

10:00 - 17:00

Opening times

Museum

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Special opening times

  • Corpus Christi 30.05.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Assumption Day 15.08.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Saint Martin 11.11.2024 closed

  • Immaculate Conception 08.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 10:00 - 14:00

  • Christmas 25.12.2024 closed

  • St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year´s Eve 31.12.2024 10:00 - 14:00

  • New Year´s Day 01.01.2025 closed

  • Saint Berchtold 02.01.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Epiphany 06.01.2025 closed

  • Carnival Thursday 27.02.2025 all day

  • Carnival Monday 03.03.2025 closed

  • Shrove Tuesday 04.03.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Saint Joseph 19.03.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Good Friday 18.04.2025 closed

  • Easter 20.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Easter Monday 21.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Labour Day 01.05.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Mother´s Day 11.05.2025 10:00 - 17:00

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Today

10:00 - 17:00

Opening times

Museum

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Special opening times

  • Corpus Christi 30.05.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Assumption Day 15.08.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Saint Martin 11.11.2024 closed

  • Immaculate Conception 08.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Christmas Eve 24.12.2024 10:00 - 14:00

  • Christmas 25.12.2024 closed

  • St. Stephen´s Day 26.12.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • New Year´s Eve 31.12.2024 10:00 - 14:00

  • New Year´s Day 01.01.2025 closed

  • Saint Berchtold 02.01.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Epiphany 06.01.2025 closed

  • Carnival Thursday 27.02.2025 all day

  • Carnival Monday 03.03.2025 closed

  • Shrove Tuesday 04.03.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Saint Joseph 19.03.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Good Friday 18.04.2025 closed

  • Easter 20.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Easter Monday 21.04.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Labour Day 01.05.2025 10:00 - 17:00

  • Mother´s Day 11.05.2025 10:00 - 17:00

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History

The Forum of Swiss History Schwyz was opened in 1995 and is the headquarters of the Swiss National Museum in Central Switzerland. On a site where first grain and, later, defence equipment was once stored, one of the most significant museums of cultural history in the Alpine region now stands. From the outside, the Museum is a Baroque granary and armoury dating from 1711; inside, visitors will be enchanted by its contemporary and spacious architecture. The Forum of Swiss History Schwyz is both a modern museum of history and a place to experience and encounter cultural history.

On the three upper floors, the Museum looks at the period before the emergence of the old Confederation in the Middle Ages. Precious, informative objects from all over Switzerland, and from abroad, are on display. The new media are also used effectively to convey information. The media stations offer the opportunity for interactive discussion and allow visitors to have fun while engaging more deeply with the topics covered by the exhibits.

The regularly changing exhibitions on the lower level are highly relevant for the region and for Central Switzerland. The temporary exhibitions explore and present more current issues. Visitor amenities include an attractive museum shop.

Exhibition archive