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Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona

The Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona presents 800 years of town history and culture in a unique ensemble of buildings. The distinctive newly constructed «Janus» building with its perforated façade in architectural bronze is the hallmark of the museum. The Breny House, a stately townhouse erected in 1492, transports you to bygone days. Preserved in its original condition, the building contains a number of atmospheric rooms. The entire ensemble is dominated by the mighty tower from the 14th century. The newly conceived permanent exhibition explores the eventful history of Rapperswil-Jona. Encompassing historic interiors, the art of goldsmithing, war stories, industry, tourism and Circus Knie – the exhibition showcases a great diversity of subjects. Video and audio stations entertain and refer to the present while interactive elements encourage visitor participation.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Opening 1943

Breny building (1492),
Breny building (1492), "Janus" (2011), tower house (1355)
Gothic Hall with mural painting in the so called Breny building.
Gothic Hall with mural painting in the so called Breny building.

Current exhibitions

Felix Maria Diogg (1762–1834). Ein Porträtmaler in Zeiten des Umbruchs

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Felix Maria Diogg war der bedeutendste in der Schweiz tätige Porträtist des Klassizismus. In rund fünfzig Jahren schuf er ein beachtliches Werk von mehreren Hundert Bildnissen. Seine Bildsprache lebt von der individuellen Ausstrahlung seiner Modelle und verzichtet weitgehend auf die Darstellung von Status und Rang.
Die Ausstellung thematisiert eingehend Dioggs Biografie und beleuchtet anhand der Porträts aus der Sammlung des Stadtmuseums und einiger Leihgaben dessen Werk.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Felix Maria Diogg (1762–1834). Ein Porträtmaler in Zeiten des Umbruchs
  • Regional and local
    Regional and local
  • History
    History
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Herrenberg 40
8640 Rapperswil SG

Location/directions

5 minutes by foot from the Rapperswil railway station.

Open

Wednesday to Friday
2–5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission

Individual admission: CHF 6.00
Reduced admission (schoolchildren, students, recipients of AHV/IV pensions): CHF 5.00

Contact

Stadtmuseum Rapperswil-Jona
Herrenberg 30 / 40
8640 Rapperswil SG
055 225 79 16 Telephone (Empfang)
055 225 79 15 Telephone (Büro Museumsleitung)
stadtmuseum@ogrj.ch
http://www.stadtmuseum-rapperswil-jona.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.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • 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