An old Army, but still relevant

It is a well-known fact that the carol singing of the Salvationists during the Christmas season and the collecting of money for charitable and social purposes is a popular feature. Whilst admired for this – nevertheless, little is known of the background of the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Museum gives information about this religious movement and its origin. In 1865, in the East of London, William and Catherine Booth were moved to call into being a «Christian Mission», which in the year 1878 was renamed «The Salvation Army». The Salvation Army Museum for Switzerland, Austria and Hungary was opened in 1999 and acts as a bridge between the past and the present, so that the present may keep alive the visionary and missionary courage of the first Salvationists. A permanent exhibition documents the creativity of the founder couple of the Salvation Army, William and Catherine Booth. It presents the actions as well as the human and spiritual values of this international movement, now at work in 128 countries.

Visitor information

Opening hours
Tue - Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

only on request


  • Tram 6, 7, 8, 9
    to Hirschengraben

  • Footpath, 5 mins from the station

  • Car Parking City West