Rooted in Bern – connected to the world

The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important museums of cultural history in Switzerland. Its collections of history, archaeology and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The integrated Einstein Museum offers an account of the life and work of the famous physicist and places it in a fascinating manner in the context of world history.

The temporary exhibition Mercenary, Iconoclast, Dancer of Death - Niklaus Manuel and the Reformation period is dedicated to the years of change in the late 15th century, which are perfectly illustrated by the example of the Bernese artist, mercenary and politician. Top Secret - The Freemasons is trying to uncover the secrets of the brotherhood. The eventful decade between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s is at the centre of the exhibition 1968 Switzerland.

Visitor information

Opening hours
Mondays closed
Tue – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Permanent collection
Adults CHF 13.–/Reduced CHF 8.– /Children (aged 6–16) CHF 4.– 

Einstein Museum (incl. permanent collection)
Adults CHF 18.–/Reduced CHF 13 / Children (aged 6–16) CHF 8.– 

  • From the railway station
    Tram 6, 7, 8
    to Helvetiaplatz

  • A1 and A6 exit

  • Wheelchair access

  • Bistro Steinhalle
    in the museum park
    Reservations: 031 351 51 00

  • Museum shop