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Ausstellungsdetail Jeppe Hein, 2018. Foto: Dominique Uldry

general information


The Kunstmuseum Thun presents mainly contemporary art in four to five alternating exhibitions every year. In addition to thematically and monographically focused exhibitions, a collection exhibition is organised every year, which presents a part of the rich pool of artworks under a particular perspective. Art education has a permanent place in the museum: a broad portfolio overarching generations supports in the decoding of the language of art and leaves room for own interpretations.

Foto: Carolina Piasecki
Foto: Carolina Piasecki

Certificate Requirement

By order of the Swiss Federal Council, visits to the Kunstmuseum Thun are now only possible with a valid certificate (vaccinated, tested, recovered) and official identification. Adolescents up to 16 years of age are exempt.
Further Information about certificate requirement: Link.

Arrival and contact

Kunstmuseum Thun
Thunerhof, Hofstettenstrasse 14
CH-3602 Thun
T +41 33 225 84 20

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By train:
To Thun SBB station, then 7 minutes on foot or 3 minutes by bus NFB 21, direction Beatenbucht to Thunerhof stop.

By train every 30 minutes direct connections:

from Bern (20 min)
from Basel (1 h 25 min)
from Zurich (1 h 25 min)

By car:
Exit Thun Nord (direction Oberhofen, Interlaken), paid parking is available opposite the building.

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 10  a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday closed

Special opening hours: see below

The muesum doesn’t show the collection in a permanent exhibition.

During the exhibitions the museum is closed. However, the shop is open:
Tuesday– Friday, 10  a.m. – 12 a.m. / 12.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 10  a.m. – 12 a.m. / 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission fee

Adults CHF 10.–
Students, AHV, IV  CHF 8.–
Children up to the age of 16, school classes and teachers are free
Groups as of 10 adults 10% discount
Groups as of 10 people only with advance reservation

Combined ticket with Thun-Panorama CHF 20.– / 15.–

Reduction of CHF 2.- on admission fee at the Kunstmuseum Thun and Thun-Panorama with Regionalpass Berner Oberland: www.regiopass-berneroberland.ch

Free admission with the Museums-PASS-Musées, Schweizer Museumspass, Member Card Schweizer Werkbund, Raiffeisenkarte, ICOM and VMS.
With your Museum-PASS-Musées you can not only enjoy about 320 museums, castles, parks and gardens in Germany, France and Switzerland for one year, it also grants access to all permanent and temporary exhibitions within our museums. You are allowed to bring five children (under the age of 18) for free no matter whether they are family or friends.
For more information visit www.museumspass.com.
It is possible to buy the Museum Pass at the Kunstmuseum Thun.


Freitag, 24.12.21
Heiligabend, Kunstmuseum open until 4 p.m.

Samstag, 25.12.21
Weihnachten, Kunstmuseum closed

Sonntag, 26.12.21
Stephanstag, Kunstmuseum open

Freitag, 31.12.21
Silvester, Kunstmuseum until 4 p.m.