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Walserhaus

The Walserhaus museum has a rich collection linked to the ethnography of the village and the Walser. The exhibition presents furniture, household goods, tools for working wood, hemp, wool and linen, toys, devotional objects, traditional costumes typical of the ancient German-speaking settlement, as well as documents from the Walser history.
The museum's main building is an old double farm house, built in 1386, largely preserved in its original state. It is one of the oldest peasant houses in Switzerland.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I
Opening 1938

Main building of the Museum Walserhaus Gurin
Main building of the Museum Walserhaus Gurin
Loom.
Loom.
Ufum Heingaart - The old village-square.
Ufum Heingaart - The old village-square.

Current exhibitions

Geschichte und Kultur Bosco Gurin‘s und anderer Walsersiedlungen

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Das Museum wurde 1938 in einem 1386 erbauten Wohnhaus eröffnet – als erstes ethnografisches Museum des Kantons Tessin. Es ist in erster Linie ein Museum für Walserdeutsch und dokumentiert die verschwindende Gurinersprache wie ein gegenständliches Wörterbuch. Das Walserhaus ist aber auch ein Geschichtsmuseum, das die Wanderbewegungen der Walser und deren kulturelle Hinterlassenschaften vom Piemont bis nach Österreich thematisiert.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Geschichte und Kultur Bosco Gurin‘s und anderer Walsersiedlungen
  • Regional and local
    Regional and local
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

6685 Bosco Gurin

Location/directions

Ufum Heingaart (old square of the village), in the historic part by the river.

Open

From mid-April to end of October: Tue-Sat 10-11.30, 13.30-17; Sun and festivals 13.30-17; closed on Mondays
On request: T 091 754 18 19

Admission

Adults: CHF 5.-
Reduced (students, retirees): CHF 3.-
Children and teens (6-16 years old): CHF 1.-
Children up to 6 years: free
Groups (from 10 persons): CHF 3.-

Contact

Walserhaus

6685 Bosco Gurin
091 754 18 19 Telephone (Museum)
078 691 18 46 Telephone (Cristina Lessman-Della Pietra, Kuratorin)
museum@walserhaus.ch
http://www.walserhaus.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
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly