Bern Historical Museum and Einstein Museum

The ten permanent exhibitions at the Bern Historical Museum are devoted to the topics of history, archeology and ethnography. The integrated Einstein Museum presents the life of the Nobel-prizewinning physicist, whose relativity theory revolutionized the way we understand space and time. The museum’s modern addition measuring 1,200 m² houses exciting rotating exhibitions on a variety of subjects.

With excavations from the Stone Age, burial customs from Ancient Egypt, Indian handicrafts and 2,400-year-old exhibits from the Orient, the Bern Historical Museum is one of the leading cultural-historical museums in Switzerland and is home to a collection of around 500,000 specimens of universal historical significance. The items on display date from the periods extending from the Stone Age to the present day and represent cultures all over the world.

The exhibits from the past history of the capital city of Bern deserve special mention. The west portal of the Bern Minster, models of the Old Town, the plunder from various military campaigns and splendid silver treasures from the Renaissance and Baroque eras are just a few examples of the permanent exhibitions.

  • Opening Times
    Tuesday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Monday Closed
    Holidays The museum is open on all holidays, with the exception of the Zibelemärit (Onion Market) and Christmas Day (25 December).

Einstein Museum

Bern Historical Museum and Einstein Museum

Albert Einstein was living in Bern when he developed his world-famous E=mc² formula. The Einstein Museum introduces visitors to the life and work of the physicist in a captivating manner within the larger context of world history. Einstein’s theories and discoveries are illustrated using animated films and experiments. You can find out more about this multifaceted exhibition focused on probably the most famous scientist of modern time here.

Attractive Rotating Exhibitions and Exciting Supporting Program

Featuring themed and permanent exhibitions, tours and special family offers, the Bern Historical Museum has something for everyone with its diverse program. Covering 10,200 m2, the museum presents cultural-historical, prehistorical and ethnographical topics using innovative methods.

  • Bernisches Historisches Museum

    Helvetiaplatz 5
    3005 Bern

    T +41 31 350 77 11
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