Activities for schools and teachers

Activities for schools and teachers
Photo: Michael Lio

Find out about current fashion trends and design your own clothes, be inspired by objects and stage your own stories about them, produce animated films or research a particular material in the MATERIAL ARCHIV and then work with it yourself in a fully equipped studio, finding out about its many characteristics. The Gewerbemuseum Winterthur is the ideal place for school visits. Here, children and young people can discover the world of art and design for themselves.

Pupils find out about the interaction between crafts and design by using sandblasting techniques on glass, for example. Inventing new letters of the alphabet is an instructive way for them to experience the creative process. Preparing pigments and dyes teaches them how to experiment and observe. The museum offers a wide range of workshops on all kinds of topics, and also supplies teaching aids and materials to support class visits.

Activities for schools and teachers are held in German.

To current activities on the German website

Do you have any questions about our educational facilities?

If so, please contact us and we will be pleased to help you prepare for your class visit.

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

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