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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

Homo migrans. Two million years on the move

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The exhibition covers a long period in our history, beginning with the first human beings in Africa, then charting their gradual spread across the globe two million years ago and culminating in a look at Switzerland today. From Switzerland’s first settlers to those searching for a better life overseas; from persecuted religious groups to refugees who were taken in; and from labour migration to the multicultural Swiss national football team.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Homo migrans. Two million years on the move

Lebe besser! Auf der Suche nach dem idealen Leben

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Vegan, fit, umweltbewusst — bereits vor über 100 Jahren suchten Anhänger und Anhängerinnen der Lebensreformbewegung den Weg zu einem gesünderen Leben und einer besseren Welt. Um 1900 eröffneten in der Schweiz die ersten Reformläden, man begann, sich in Licht- und Luftbädern zu sonnen oder in Schrebergärten eigenes Gemüse anzubauen. Auf den Spuren der Reformerinnen und Reformer zeigt die Ausstellung Errungenschaften und Schattenseiten der Lebensreformbewegung von damals bis heute.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Lebe besser! Auf der Suche nach dem idealen Leben
  • 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 exhibition
Adults CHF 24
Concession CHF 18
Children from 6 to 16 CHF 12
Families (5 pers., 2 adults max.) CHF 50
Schools free

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
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport