The new core exhibition covers almost 2,000 square meters and is filled with everything that fans of the Museum of Communication love. In addition to interactive stations, unusual objects and giant video screens, real live people also share fascinating facts and insights about communication. With its new design, the museum is keeping pace with the times and was awarded the prestigious Council of Europe Museum Prize in 2019.
The exhibition is divided into themed zones devoted to different aspects of communication. Numerous interactive and regularly rotating stations enable visitors of all ages to experience the educational content at their own level. No matter which generation you belong to, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the constantly changing and ephemeral world of communication.
Learning with Fun and Games
Whether it’s creating your own video messages, recognizing different devices by their sounds, taking selfies and interpreting photographs, preventing a hacker’s attack, playing interactive games, designing and printing postage stamps, conducting an interview with a virtual person, or participating in film karaoke, you’ll encounter communication in all its different facets in the core exhibition.
Fascinating knowledge is transfered via many different channels, enabling even regular visitors to gain new perspectives of the museum’s exhibits. If you want to learn even more about a specific area, you can spend longer at a station, read and think about the topic on your own, and define a personal focal point for yourself. You may even want to visit the exhibition several times.
Special Exhibitions and Activities at the Museum of Communication
A wide range of temporary exhibitions on the topic of communication are presented in especially creative ways on a floor of the museum designed specifically for that purpose. Numerous events also add variety to a normal visit to the museum.
Drawings: The Best Drawings of the Year from the Swiss Press
“Drawings” is an end of year review of the most important events and discussions in the form of caricatures and cartoons. For what is already the twelfth time, the best press drawings from around 50 Swiss caricaturists and cartoonists will be exhibited from 13 December 2019 until 9 February 2020.
The next temporary exhibition of the Museum of Communication centers around the subject of inhibitions, and sheds light on a phenomenon which subtly but enduringly influences the way we live together and communicate. Where do these inhibitions come from and what are they good for? How can we overcome them? And when can we count on them? The uninhibited and the inhibited are explored in depth in this exhibition to be held from 15 November 2019 to 19 July 2020.
“Dark Gossip” Tour
The “Dark Gossip” tour sheds light on the nighttime goings-on at the museum. Silent rooms and sinister stories await behind the closed doors. At night, a different atmosphere suddenly overtakes the museum, and the perspectives change completely. When can visitors join the communicative-interactive prowl around the museum’s interior? On Friday evenings from 9:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. on the following dates: 18 October, 1, 15 and 29 November, and 13 December 2019.
Find out more about the experimental tour