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Exhibitions and Events
From a Farming Village to an Industrial City
In its collective exhibition "From a Farming Village to an Industrial City", the Kultur-Historisches Museum Grenchen tells you the history of industrialisation and its consequences using the Grenchen region as the example.
Interactive and modern
The modern and interactive permanent exhibition "From a Farming Village to an Industrial City" is dedicated to the history of industrialisation viewable over three floors. The focus is on the life and work of people in industry and its impact on everyday life. The exhibition focuses on the fifties, the "Golden Age" of the Grenchen watch industry.
A Museum for the Whole Family
The "Tick-Tack" alarm clock welcomes the children in the reception area. Equipped with a magnifying glass, the children (and adults) explore the exhibition and have various tasks to solve: playing, dressing up, doing puzzles, handicrafts, guessing smells and much more.
Special exhibitions are always integrated into the collective exhibition. The museum ensures that the exhibition is regularly changed, and museum visitors experience a refreshing history of the town and region of Grenchen again and again.
How to Find us
The museum is located in the city centre of Grenchen, south of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a 10-minute walk from the railway station Grenchen Süd and 5 minutes from the railway station Grenchen Nord. Parking spaces are available at Postplatz, Postmarkt and on Lindenstrasse.
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
from 2 pm to 5 pm
For groups at any time by appointment.
The museum will be closed as follows:
12 April 2020 (Easter)
13 July until 2 August 2020
24 December 2020 until 3 January 2021
The museum is closed
Due to the current situation the museum will remain closed.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy!
After your Visit
- Museum Café
- Museum Shop
- Museum Garden for Picnics
Group rate for 10 people or more
Children up to 16 years
- With the Swiss Museum Pass
- With Raiffeisen VISA/Mastercard/Maestro
- With TCS membership card
- For members of the Museums-Gesellschaft Grenchen
- For members VMS / ICOM
The Kultur-Historische Museum offers you a special idea for your family celebration, company event or club excursion with a guided tour or a workshop. We would be happy to help you arrange an offer that is tailored to your needs.