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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

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.

Opening hours

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
  • Library
  • Museum Shop
  • Museum Garden for Picnics



CHF 5.-

Group rate for 10 people or more

CHF 3.-

Children up to 16 years

free entry

Free entry

  • 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

Your Event

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.

Guided Tours

Guided tours through the permanent exhibition „From a Farming Village to an Industrial City" or through the current special exhibition.

Duration and Prices

1 hour (CHF 120.–)
30 minutes (CHF 70.–)

Plus admissions per person (please see above for prices and benefits).


Guided tours are offered in German, French, English, Spanish and Italian.


Aperitif on the top floor or in the museum garden, small aperitif with Grenchen specialities or in the style of the "fifties".

Space Rent

Rent the Marti-Schenk room for your company event, seminar, reading or class reunion.

Children's Birthday

Children's birthdays for children from 8–12 years on various topics (only in German).


We would be pleased to take your reservation via e-mail: or please call us at 032 652 09 79.

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