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Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz

The Forum of Swiss History Schwyz opened in 1995 and is the cultural seat of the Swiss National Museum in central Switzerland. On the upper three floors, the museum focuses on the foundation and early development of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the Middle Ages. Precious, important objects from all parts of Switzerland as well as from abroad are on view. New media are specifically used for education and teaching. Various media stations offer the possibility of interactive involvement and entertaining, in-depth immersion in the exhibition topic.

The special exhibitions in the basement, which change regularly, are very important for the region and central Switzerland. They take up themes of topical interest and present them in a modern form. A cafeteria and an attractive museum shop complete the range of services available to visitors.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1996

Current exhibits

Entstehung Schweiz

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Mit der neuen Dauerausstellung «Entstehung Schweiz. Unterwegs vom 12. ins 14. Jahrhundert» zeigt das Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz die Entstehungsbedingungen der alten Eidgenossenschaft im Mittelalter auf. Die Geschichte zur Entstehung der Schweiz ist als Erlebnisparcours angelegt, der Kinder und Erwachsene emotional anspricht. Eine aussergewöhnliche Rauminszenierung über drei Stockwerke macht den Museumsbesuch zum Erlebnis.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz.
Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz.
Lebensgrosser Ritter auf seinem Pferd in der Rüstung eines Vogts von Matsch
Lebensgrosser Ritter auf seinem Pferd in der Rüstung eines Vogts von Matsch
Skriptorum im Dachgeschoss
Skriptorum im Dachgeschoss
  • History
    History
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology

Location of the museum

Hofmatt, Zeughausstr. 5
6430 Schwyz

Location/directions

Dorfzentrum, Bushaltestelle Schwyz Post (ab Bahnhof SBB Bus-Linien Richtung Schwyz Post)

Open

Di-So 10-17

Admission

Erwachsene: CHF 10.-
Reduziert CHF 8.-
Kinder &und Jugendliche (bis 16 Jahre): Eintritt frei

Contact

Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz
Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum
Hofmatt, Zeughausstrasse 5 Postfach 140
6430 Schwyz
041 819 60 11 Telephone (Rezeption / Loge Museum)
041 819 60 10 Fax (Rezeption / Loge Museum)
ForumSchwyz@snm.admin.ch
http://www.forumschwyz.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport