Ancient Textiles the Star Attraction

When a unique historic textile needs to be conserved, the Abegg-Stiftung, as a renowned international centre of com-petence in this art, has the necessary know-how. Here textiles are researched and conserved according to highest standards.

The Abegg-Stiftung is attractive to the general public because it houses one of the world’s most important textile collections. Visitors are invited to discover precious fabrics and other works of art from different artistic epochs and regions in the permanent exhibition with its innovative lighting technology. Early Persian bronzes, central Asian silk kaftans, gold brocaded velvets as well as paintings from the workshops of Rogier van der Weyden and  Sandro Botticelli are on view.

The Special Exhibition 2018 presents eighteenth-century silks and costumes patterned with exotic motifs. These magnificent textiles reflect how prevailing tastes were influenced by the Near and Far East.

Visitor information

Opening Hours

April 29 - November 11, 2018
Mo - Su 14.00 - 17.30

Museum and Villa Abegg:
Adults Fr. 10.--, retired persons Fr. 5.--,
schools, students and accompanied childred free


Swiss Museum Pass valid

MuseumsPassMusées MPM valid

  • Post bus from Toffen station

  • A6 Rubigen/Belp exit

  • Parking spaces available

  • Wheelchair access
    (except Villa Abegg)

  • Library during museum open times. Other times by prior arrangement.

  • Books for sale

  • Swiss Museum Pass valid