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


Feel free to touch! 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.
Times of Waste − the residue
21.09.18 – 17.03.19
Times of Waste − the residue
“Times of Waste” follows a smartphone and its component parts as they are shipped and recycled, encountering landfill sites and shredders, repair shops, research laboratories and a variety of materials and people along the way.

Media material for forthcoming exhibitions

Food Revolution 5.0
02.12.18 – 28.04.19
PreviewFood Revolution 5.0
What will the future of human nutrition look like? Will we be eating in vitro meat, vegetables farmed indoors or algae proteins and mealworms? 50 international designers present concepts for the global nutrition system of the future.

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

Opening hours & Public holidays

Tuesday to Sunday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


10 a.m. – 8 p.m.



Please note our special opening hours on public holidays.

Holiday opening hours 2018

New Year’s Day, Monday, 1 January 2018, closed
Local holiday, Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fasnacht carnival, Sunday, 18 February 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fasnacht carnival, Monday, 19 February 2018, closed
Maundy Thursday, Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Good Friday, Friday, 30 March 2018, closed
Easter Sunday, Sunday, 1 April 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Monday, Monday, 2 April 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labour Day, Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ascension Day, Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Sunday, Sunday, 20 May 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Monday, Monday, 21 May 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Alban's Festival, Saturday, 30 June 2018, closed
St. Alban's Festival, Sunday, 1 July 2018, closed
National holiday, Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Monday, 24 December 2018, closed
Christmas Day, Tuesday, 25 December 2018, closed
Boxing Day, Wednesday, 26 December 2018, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, Monday, 31 December 2018, closed

Directions & parking

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