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Museum für Urgeschichte(n)

The permanent exhibition at the Museum of Prehistory in Zug presents archaeological finds from Canton Zug dating from the Early Stone Age to the Early Middle Ages. The main focus of the collection is on the pile-dwelling period. The exhibits consist of finds from three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Late Bronze Age settlement at Zug-Sumpf, and other highlights. The Roman period is represented by outstanding exhibits, including a mill and clay figurines at Cham-Hagendorn.
Scenes and life-sized figures as well as models and stories ensure that the museum is particularly interesting for families and schools and the everyday lives of people from the past are vividly brought to life. Schools can avail of craft rooms and educational materials. Events for the whole family, workshops for those interested in crafts and a wide range of guided tours, tailor-made programmes for children and kids’ birthday parties give people of all ages an authentic taste of prehistory.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D
Opening 1930

Alwaite, das Mädchen aus der Jungsteinzeit.
Alwaite, das Mädchen aus der Jungsteinzeit.
Blick in die altsteinzeitliche Szene.
Blick in die altsteinzeitliche Szene.
Reichhaltige Beigaben aus frühmittelalterlichen Gräbern.
Reichhaltige Beigaben aus frühmittelalterlichen Gräbern.

Current exhibitions

HEALTH! 7000 years of the art of healing

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In the period before the development of modern medicine, effective treatments were rare. However, herbal remedies were used to treat many conditions. The exhibition shows how medicinal plants can be found on archaeological excavations.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
HEALTH! 7000 years of the art of healing
  • Archaeology
    Archaeology
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Hofstrasse 15
6300 Zug

Location/directions

Mit dem ÖV: Ab Bahnhof Zug Bus Nr. 14 bis "Athene" oder Busse Nr. 3 und 5 bis "Mänibach"; S-Bahn bis "Casino", jeweils kurzer Fussweg. Mit dem Auto: Parkplatz (kostenpflichtig) vor dem Gebäude.

Open

Di-So 14-17
Ferner nach Vereinbarung für Gruppen und Schulen

Admission

Adults: CHF 5
Youths aged 16 to 20 years: CHF 3
Students, OAP, disabled: CHF 3
Children under 16 years of age free
There is no admission charge on Sundays and public holidays

Contact

Museum für Urgeschichte(n)
Hofstrasse 15
6300 Zug
041 728 28 80 Telephone (Museum)
info.urgeschichte@zg.ch
http://www.urgeschichte-zug.ch
  • Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
    Recommendation of EMF: the museum has been distinguished by the European Museum Forum.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.