The most famous sculptures of Greek and Roman Antiquity are on display here as faithful plaster casts: Aphrodite born out of the sea spray, the Trojan priest Laocoon wrestling with serpents, beautiful Cleopatra, mighty Augustus. Altogether, the collection of Classical Antiquities Berne houses 230 reproductions of original sculptures
The collection of antiquities was founded in 1806 when the City of Berne acquired the sculptures for educational use in drawing classes. Later these plaster casts got forgotten. The real charm of the reproductions has only recently come to be acknowledged. Nowadays they are exhibited and work as a display window of the bernese Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften.
The special experience of facing the ancient goddesses and heroes eye to eye is heightened/enriched by a fine collection of small original artefacts dating back to classical antiquity.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D
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The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Location of the museumHallerstrasse 12
Location/directionsZu Fuss: 10 Min. vom HB Bern (Lift). ÖV Bern Mobil: Bus-Linie 12, Haltestelle Universität
OpenDo - So, 14 - 17 Uhr
AdmissionErwachsene: CHF 10.-
Studierende und Kinder: CHF 5.-
Reduziert: CHF 7.- (AHV, VMS, ICOM)
Für Schulklassen aus dem Kanton Bern ist der Ausstellungsbesuch kostenlos.
031 631 89 92 Telephone
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Very children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible