Sat 23.01.21

The Museum and the Grand Café du Musée will reopen to the public on Sat 23.01.2021. We hope to see you then!

Coronavirus: exceptional times – special rules


Since the welfare of our visitors and staff is naturally our top priority, the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur and the Grand Café du Musée will be closed from Sunday, 20 December 2020 to Friday, 22 January 2021 in line with the latest rules announced by the Federal Council.

We look forward to being able to welcome you back before long.

In the meantime, we trust you will stay safe and well in the comfort of your own home.

Current exhibitions

29.11.20 – 24.05.21

Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour

Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour
The designer Hella Jongerius uses colour, material, light and shadow to create an almost endless series of colour effects, giving colours the scope to reveal themselves anew in ways which go far beyond the standard colour systems.

Forthcoming exhibitions

U-Joints – Adhesives and Fusions, Part III
07.03.21 – 17.10.21
PreviewU-Joints – Adhesives and Fusions, Part III
Every kind of construction, from tinkering in the garage to carrying out high-tech engineering, requires parts to be joined together, and each of these joints exhibits elegant simplicity, a large helping of practical intelligence and ...
Surface Alchemy
20.06.21 – 07.11.21
PreviewSurface Alchemy
Metal in all its facets: “Surface Alchemy” uses works by three different artists to show how experimental curiosity and a creative approach to materials research can enable metal’s physical limits to be tested and its visual appearance ...
Picture books: illustration & interpretation
28.11.21 – 06.06.22
PreviewPicture books: illustration & interpretation
Simple tales full of wit and poetry are brought to life as we eagerly turn the pages of picture books, whose illustrations transport us to other worlds.


Fotos: Michael Lio

Please feel free to touch! From glass, metal, wood, paper, plastic and stone to ceramics, colour pigments, textiles and leather – the permanent MATERIAL ARCHIV exhibition is an interactive laboratory for studying materials. It is like a vast, three-dimensional textbook with an online database, some 1,000 specimen materials, experiment tables, video and audio stations and a library, all offering an in-depth yet enjoyable way of finding out about the world of materials. The MATERIAL ARCHIV is thus a fun learning opportunity, as well as a place where interested members of the public, specialists and students of all ages can carry out research and make discoveries.

Permanent exhibition

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