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

25.11.22 – 14.05.23

The Bigger Picture: Design – Women – Society

The Bigger Picture: Design – Women – Society
Women have made a decisive contributions to the development of modern design. Nevertheless, for many years their achievements were not adequately recognized. The show provides a forum for a contemporary and forward-looking discussion..
Download media material (German)

Media material for forthcoming exhibitions

Textilindustrie & Artists in Residence
21.04.23 – 18.06.23
PreviewTextilindustrie & Artists in Residence
The TaDA (Textile and Design Alliance) cultural promotion programme enables creative people from all disciplines to engage in an artistic exploration of the textile and design culture of Eastern Switzerland, which is both innovative and rich in tradition. This special presentation offers an insight into the pilot project.
Exhibition
The Imaginary House: Uwe Wittwer, Aiko Watanabe, Jürg Halter
09.06.23 – 22.10.23
PreviewThe Imaginary House: Uwe Wittwer, Aiko Watanabe, Jürg Halter
The painter Uwe Wittwer, the ceramist Aiko Watanabe and the poet Jürg Halter are engaged in a stimulating artistic interchange. The starting point of their collaboration is the Japanese cult film “Tales of the Pale and Silvery Moon After the Rain” by Kenji Mizoguchi.
Exhibition
Mining Photography. The Ecological Footprint of Image Production
22.09.23 – 21.01.24
PreviewMining Photography. The Ecological Footprint of Image Production
Ever since its invention, photography has relied on the extraction and exploitation of natural resources. In the 19th century these were salt, copper and silver, in the age of digital photography and smartphones, image production requires rare earths and other metals.
Exhibition
Perfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects
24.11.23 – 12.05.24
PreviewPerfectly Imperfect – Flaws, Blemishes and Defects
Mistakes occur, accidents happen, things get damaged. This is part of our everyday experience, and we learn to use various strategies to cope with imperfection. Errors also crop up in the material world of design and manufacturing, because of poor decisions and carelessness, technical deficiencies and design faults, or the intractable nature of the materials themselves. The consequences are ranging from minor blemishes right through to disastrous production failures.
Exhibition

MATERIAL ARCHIV
 

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.

Thursday

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday

Closed

Please note our special opening hours on public holidays.

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
Maundy Thursday, Thursday, 6 April 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Good Friday, Friday, 7 April 2023, closed
Easter Sunday, Sunday, 9 April 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Monday, Monday, 10 April 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labour Day, Monday, 1 May 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ascension Day, Thursday, 18 May 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Sunday, Sunday, 28 May 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Monday, Monday, 29 May 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Alban's Festival, Saturday, 1 July 2023, closed
St. Alban's Festival, Sunday, 2 July 2023, closed
National holiday, Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve, Sunday, 24 December 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Christmas Day, Monday, 25 December 2023, closed
Boxing Day, Tuesday, 26 December 2023, closed
New Year’s Eve, Sunday, 31 December 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Monday, 1 January 2024, closed
Local holiday, Tuesday, 2 January 2024, 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
gewerbemuseum@win.ch