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Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum

The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. Its collections of archaeology, history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Grächwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned. Besides these, other highlights of the permanent exhibitions of the Bernisches Historisches Museum include spectacular Bernese sculptures, two Bernese mayoral thrones and much more. The integrated Einstein Museum offers an account of the life and work of the famous physicist and in a fascinating manner places it in the context of world history. Temporary exhibitions are regularly staged in the generously proportioned exhibition hall.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1894

Bernisches Historisches Museum
Bernisches Historisches Museum
Einstein Museum in the Bernischen Historischen Museum
Einstein Museum in the Bernischen Historischen Museum

Current exhibitions

Temporary Exhibition “MONEY UNLEASHED – THE STORY OF AN INVENTION”

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In cooperation with the Swiss National Bank, the exhibition of the Bernisches Historisches Museum takes visitors on a journey to the origins of money and invites the public to engage in an important debate about our current monetary system.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Temporary Exhibition “MONEY UNLEASHED – THE STORY OF AN INVENTION”

Next exhibition(s)

RAUSCH – EXTASE – RUSH

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The desire for intoxication seems to be an inherent feature of human beings.We seek intoxication through tests of courage, through sport, dance and music, love, spirituality, art, or by consuming psychoactive substances.

But what exactly is intoxication? Why do we strive to attain feelings of ecstasy, and what makes them so compelling? The exhibition explores the phenomenon of the “rush” and its broader effects on us.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F
RAUSCH – EXTASE – RUSH

125 YEARS OF YB

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"125 Years of YB" explores the eventful history and exciting present of Bern’s football club, known for their yellow and black stripes.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
125 YEARS OF YB

A DESIRE FOR ALL THINGS BRONZE

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When it was discovered on the Plateau de Diesse in 2017, the Prêles bronze hand, considered to be a world-class find, caused quite a sensation. It allows us to travel back in time to a mysterious but highly evocative period: the Bronze Age.


With the aid of loans from international museums and an eclectic programme of events, the exhibition will uncover the globalised world of the Bronze Age and bring it back to life.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
A DESIRE FOR ALL THINGS BRONZE
  • History
    History
  • Archaeology
    Archaeology
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology

Location of the museum

Helvetiaplatz 5
3005 Bern

Location/directions

From Bern station possible by tram no. 6, 7 or 8 or bus no. 19 to Helvetiaplatz stop

Open

Tue–Sun 10 am – 5 pm


Admission

Permanent exhibitions
Adults CHF 13
Concession CHF 8
Children from 6 to 16 CHF 4
Schools free

Einstein Museum
Adults CHF 18
Concession CHF 13
Children from 6 to 16 CHF 8
Families (5 pers., 2 adults max.) CHF 40
Schools free

Temporary exhibitions: Prices may vary

Contact

Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum
Helvetiaplatz 5 Postfach 149
3000 Bern 6
031 350 77 11 Telephone (Museum)
031 350 77 33 Telephone (Reservation für Führungen)
031 350 77 99 Fax (Museum)
info@bhm.ch
http://www.bhm.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.
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially 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.