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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 1995

The museum is located in the heart of the small town of Schwyz.
The museum is located in the heart of the small town of Schwyz.
Listen to a monk in the scriptorium.
Listen to a monk in the scriptorium.

Current exhibitions

Entstehung Schweiz

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Die Ausstellung «Entstehung Schweiz. Unterwegs vom 12. ins 14. Jahrhundert» zeigt die Entstehungsbedingungen der alten Eidgenossenschaft im Mittelalter auf.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Entstehung Schweiz

Made in Witzerland - A guide to Swiss humour

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Wit and humor come in many shapes and forms. Jokes can be fierce, political, nasty, harmless, daring and even dirty at times. They are commonplace, but rarely banal.
So, what do the Swiss find funny? And what do others find funny about us? These are just two of the questions the exhibition «Made in Witzerland. A guide to Swiss humour» seeks answers to.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Made in Witzerland - A guide to Swiss humour
  • History
    History
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology

Location of the museum

Hofmatt, Zeughausstr. 5
6430 Schwyz

Location/directions

PUBLIC TRANSPORT From railway station Schwyz (Schwyz SBB) with bus no. 01 towards «Muotathal». Get off at bus stop «Schwyz Post». The museum is right opposite the bus stop. CAR Highway A4: exit «Schwyz» and follow the signposts for «Schwyz Zentrum». Parking places available in the immediate vicinity of the museum (car park Hofmatt).

Open

Tu - Su 10.00 - 17.00 h (mondays closed)

Admission

Adults: CHF 10
Reduced fee: CHF 8
Children up to 16 years free of charge

Contact

Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz
Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum
Hofmatt, Zeughausstrasse 5 140
6430 Schwyz
041 819 60 11 Telephone (Rezeption / Loge Museum)
ForumSchwyz@nationalmuseum.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