Activities for the media

Regular information for media professionals

We send out regular media information about our exhibitions and activities, as well as invitations to our media briefings. To be added to our media address list or inform us of a change of address, please contact Media Relations. Media Relations will also be happy to deal with bookings for media briefings, requests for specific information or exhibition tours, and orders for our comprehensive media package.

Media information is available in German only.

Media material for current exhibitions

19.09.21 – 06.02.22

Surface Alchemy

Surface 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 transformed in myriad ways.
Download media material (German)
U-Joints – Adhesives and Fusions, Part III
07.03.21 – 09.01.22
U-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 maybe even a stroke of genius.
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Media material for forthcoming exhibitions

Picture books: illustration & interpretation
06.03.22 – 23.10.22
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. – Postponed till 2022!


The MATERIAL ARCHIV is an interactive laboratory for studying materials. This centre for research and discovery answers questions relating to art, design, architecture and crafts, and provides a fun way of learning.

Media information is available in German only.

A backward glance: visit our exhibition archive.

Our archive of temporary exhibitions and special presentations is still under construction and is continuously being updated. All our exhibitions since 1999 are listed in German. Information about exhibitions since 2017 is available in English.

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

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