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Schweizer Zollmuseum

The Swiss Customs Museum in Cantine di Gandria lies on the shore of Lake Lugano. An exclusive location for a Museum, and one that does not lack symbolism. There is a wonderful view of the lake and Monte Bré from the terrace. The border cannot be seen from here. Swiss Customs is even more impressive, with the many different tasks presented in the museum, housed in a building which was once a border guard post.

The Customs Museum tells stories from the past and as they are today about smuggling and protecting the Swiss border. Illegal trade, drug searches, economic crime, migration, species protection and much more: visitors to the Museum gain an insight into the everyday work of customs employees for the security of the public, the economy and the state.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1949

Zollmuseum in Cantine di Gandria
Zollmuseum in Cantine di Gandria
Besucher im Zollmuseum in Cantine di Gandria (TI)
Besucher im Zollmuseum in Cantine di Gandria (TI)
Special exhibition
Special exhibition
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Cantine di Gandria
6978 Gandria (Lugano)

Location/directions

The museum is located on the south bank of Lake Lugano in Cantine di Gandria, right on the green border with Italy. The best way to get there is by ferry trough the docks «Museo Doganale» or «Cantine di Gandria». Current timetables can be obtained from the local shipping company: www.lakelugano.ch

Open

10 April 2022 – 23 October 2022
Thursday–Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00

Covid-19 Protection Plan: www.zollmuseum.admin.ch

Admission

free entry

Contact

Schweizer Zollmuseum
Bundesamt für Zoll und Grenzsicherheit BAZG / Kommunikation/Medien
Taubenstrasse 16
3003 Bern
058 463 49 22 Telephone
zollmuseum@bazg.admin.ch
http://www.zollmuseum.admin.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.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport