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Strohmuseum im Park

The "Strohmuseum im Park" (Straw Museum) pays homage to the hat industry of the Freiamt, a region of the Canton of Aargau in the German speaking part of Switzerland. In no other part of the world were such delicate hat materials and trimmings created as in this region during the 1800s. Straw, such a humble material, was the foundation of a blooming industry which spanned over 200 years. What began as a cottage industry eventually grew into a far-reaching international business.

Visitors are invited to take an exciting journey that commences in the rural craft of the 1700s and 1800s, through the times of industrial mass production that was at the mercy of the whimsy of international fashion, until the trade's downfall in the last quarter of the 20th century.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1976

Villa Isler
Villa Isler
Röhrlihut oder Canotier
Röhrlihut oder Canotier
Aus Stroh mach Gold: feinste Bordüren
Aus Stroh mach Gold: feinste Bordüren

Current exhibitions

AU REVOIR À «CHLY PARIS» – Bally's Visit in the Isler villa

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The exhibition invites the visitors on a journey back to 1939. The show centers around an audiovisual presentation (in German) in the staged salon of the Isler villa, where the two manufacturers' conversation is enriched by historical film sequences, photographs and numerous other items. Isler and Bally speak about the situation of the fashion and textile industries and analyse their companies' situation with wit.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
AU REVOIR À «CHLY PARIS» – Bally's Visit in the Isler villa
  • Regional and local
    Regional and local
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Bünzstrasse 5
5610 Wohlen

Location/directions

5 Gehminuten vom Bahnhof Wohlen, 3 Gehminuten von den Bushaltestellen «Kirchenplatz» oder «Migros». Folgen Sie den Wegweisern. Nur wenige Parkplätze beim Museum. Weitere Parkplätze: Kirchenplatz, Parkhäuser Migros und UBS.

Open

Mi-Sa 14-17; So 12-17

Admission

Regulär: CHF 9
Reduziert (Lehrlinge / Studenten / AHV): CHF 7
Kinder und Jugendliche (bis 16 Jahre): Eintritt frei

Contact

Strohmuseum im Park
Bünzstrasse 5
5610 Wohlen
056 622 60 26 Telephone
info@strohmuseum.ch
http://www.strohmuseum.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
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.