Visit the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

The Gewerbemuseum Winterthur is located in the historic heart of Winterthur, a few minutes’ walk from the main railway station. Enjoy coffee and cake or a freshly cooked meal in the Grand Café du Musée. The leafy courtyard is also an inviting spot in which to relax during the summer months.
Are you planning a private function in an inspiring location? We offer private tours of the current exhibitions throughout the year. You can round off your event with a drinks reception and buffet, organized by our in-house catering team. 

Covid-19 measures: exceptional times – special rules


We have implemented a series of safety measures so that you can enjoy your visit to the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur and participate in our events with confidence. A number of rules therefore apply until further notice:

  • As of 20 December 2021, everyone aged 16 or over must show a valid Covid certificate (2G) in accordance with the current official regulations.
  • Masks are compulsory from the age of 12.
  • Hand sanitisers are provided at the entrance and throughout the rest of the building. Please use these frequently.
  • Contact surfaces and items touched by more than one person are regularly cleaned by our staff.
  • In order to comply with the current rules on social distancing, only a limited number of people are allowed into each room at any one time. Please follow the instructions displayed at the entrance to each room.
  • We advise private groups of six or more people to book in advance on +41 52 267 51 35. This will enable us to avoid groups (such as school classes) overlapping when visiting the exhibitions.
  • Only a limited number of people may attend each event, and they will need to give the museum their contact details. Bookings may also be made in advance by telephoning +41 52 267 51 35 or by sending an e-mail to
  • Please follow the instructions issued by our staff. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the applicable rules and hygiene measures.
  • Please do not visit the museum if you feel unwell.

Plan your visit

Tuesday to Sunday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


10 a.m. – 8 p.m.



Please note our special opening hours on public holidays.

Christmas Eve, Friday, 24 December 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Christmas Day, Saturday, 25 December 2021, closed
Boxing Day, Sunday, 26 December 2021, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Friday, 31 December 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Saturday, 1 January 2022, closed
Local holiday, Sunday, 2 January 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Good Friday, Friday, 15 April 2022, closed
Easter Sunday, Sunday, 17 April 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Monday, Monday, 18 April 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labour Day, Sunday, 1 May 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ascension Day, Thursday, 26 May 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Sunday, Sunday, 5 June 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Monday, Monday, 6 June 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Alban's Festival, Saturday, 26 June 2022, closed
St. Alban's Festival, Sunday, 27 June 2022, closed
National holiday, Monday, 1 August 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24 December 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sunday, 25 December 2022, closed
Boxing Day, Monday, 26 December 2022, closed
New Year’s Eve, Saturday, 31 December 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Sunday, 1 January 2023, closed
Local holiday, Monday, 2 January 2023, closed

Temporary exhibitions (includes MATERIAL ARCHIV and Uhrenmuseum Winterthur)
CHF 12

Temporary exhibitions: students, senior citizens, KulturLegi/CarteCulture cardholders, groups of 10 or more (includes MATERIAL ARCHIV and Uhrenmuseum Winterthur)


MATERIAL ARCHIV only: students, senior citizens, KulturLegi/CarteCulture cardholders, groups of 10 or more

Children and young people up to the age of 16, schools and adult education establishments, visitors registered as disabled, Werkbund Switzerland, Winterthur Museum Pass and Swiss Museum Pass holders, VMS and ICOM members

Free entry for visitors currently in education and training on production of a LEGI student discount card, every Thursday 5–8 p.m. (entire museum including Clock &  Watch Museum Winterthur) 

Public guided tours

Private tours and catering

Private groups can put together a tailor-made cultural programme for their visit to the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. We offer private tours during and outside our regular opening hours. If you wish, you can also book a drinks reception with buffet at the museum, organized by our in-house catering team.

Information and enquiries

T +41 (0)52 267 51 36 or

Prices of private tours
Private tours during opening hours
CHF 150

Private tours outside opening hours
CHF 250

Plus reduced entry fee per person, entire museum

Plus reduced entry fee per person, MATERIAL ARCHIV only

Room hire for private functions: please enquire.

Getting here by public transport

Walk from Winterthur main railway station to Untertor, continue along Marktgasse as far as the fountain, turn right into Untere Kirchgasse and continue to Kirchplatz. This takes just under 10 minutes on foot from the station.

Or travel two stops on bus number 1, 3, 5 or 14 from the main railway station, alighting at the Stadthaus stop. Then turn right into Oberer Graben, right into Marktgasse, left into Obere Kirchgasse and continue to Kirchplatz.

Online timetable ZVV
Online timetable SBB

From Zurich take the Winterthur-Töss exit, from St. Gallen take the Oberwinterthur exit and from Schaffhausen take the Winterthur-Ohringen exit and proceed to the Technikum-Nord car park (no parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the museum), then walk through Steinberggasse and Obere Kirchgasse to Kirchplatz.

Deliveries / Dropping off and picking up passengers

On Tuesday mornings and Friday mornings, access via Technikumstrasse, Neumarkt, Steinberggasse and Obere Kirchgasse is closed because of the street market.

Gewerbemuseum Winterthur
Kirchplatz 14
CH-8400 Winterthur

T +41 (0)52 267 51 36

Friends of the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

Would you like to make an active contribution to the success of our exhibitions? Ambitious museums rely on committed individuals – why not support selected activities of the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur by becoming a Friend of the Gewerbemuseum?


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