Museums: Berne

Natural history Museum
Natural history museum with exhibitions that include fins, feet, wings, vertebrate evolution, skeleton hall and alpine minerals.Open Monday 14:00-17:00,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday 09:00-17:00,Wednesday 09:00-18:00,Saturday,Sunday 10:00-17:00. Bernastrasse 15
Swiss Alpine Museum
Only museum showing the full variety of the Swiss mountains. Taking up topical issues and opening the way to cultural and historical backgrounds. Location can be rented. Open Monday 14:00-17:30, Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:30. Helvetiaplatz 4, 3005 Bern.
Kornhausforum
Exhibitions, discussions and presentations with the focus on town planning, architecture lighting and advertising. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00-19:00 and Saturday and Sunday 10:00-17:00. Kornhausplatz 18, 3000 Bern.
Collection of Classical Antiquities
Museum displays sculptures of Greek and Roman antiquity. Open Wednesday 18:00-20:00. At 2nd basement floor, Hallerstrasse 12, 3012 Bern.
Museum fur Kommunikation
The museum of communication operates as a competence centre, addressing questions of the social and cultural effects of communication and its technologies.Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Helvetiastrasse 16, 3000 Bern.
Museum of Psychiatry
Museum follows the thoughts of psychiatrist Walter Morgenthaler. Open Wednesday to Saturday 14:00-17:00. Bolligenstrasse 111, 3000 Bern.
Art Gallery Berne
Institution that hosts several group and one-man exhibitions per year. Offer guided tours, lectures and debates. Open Tuesday to Friday 11:00-18:00, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00. Helvetiaplatz 1, 3005 Bern.
Zentrum Paul Klee
Cultural centre that hosts paintings, watercolours, puppets and drawings by Paul Klee. With a museum for children that shows the teaching ideas of the artist. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Monument im Fruchtland 3, 3006 Bern.
Swiss Rifle Museum
Museum with a collection that focuses on all kind of rifles. Open Tuesday to Saturday 14:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00. Bernastrasse 5, 3005 Bern.
Abegg Fondation Riggisberg
The rooms where the exhibition is located are currently under construction. The Abegg museum and villa will remain closed until 2011. Werner Abegg-Strasse 67, 3132 Riggisberg.
Einstein House
Authentic apartment where Einstein developed his five key scientific works around 1905. For example the theory of relativity and the theory of light quanta. Kramgasse 49, 3000 Berne.
Kunstmuseum Bern
Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim are making the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern an institution with an international reputation.Open Tuesday 10:00-21:00, Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Hodlerstrasse 8-12, 3000 Bern.
Swiss National Library
Collection of more than 5.5 million books, newspapers, magazines, maps, printed music Monday to Friday 09.00 - 18.00, Saturday information and reading room 09.00 - 16.00, loan service until 14:00. Hallwylstrasse 15, 3003 Bern
YB Museum at Stade de Suisse
Museum of the first Swiss football club. Open Saturday 14:00-16:00. Guided tours through the stadium Monday to Saturday 11:00. Papiermuehlestrasse 77, 3014 Bern.
Kaefigturm
Located in the former prison of the city, the political forum of the Confederation exhibits discussions on current political topics. Open Monday to Friday 08:00-18:00, Saturday 10:00-16:00. Closed in July. Marktgasse 67, 3003 Bern.
Swiss Theater Collection
Unique museum that gives a detailed overview of each type of theatre by a large model. Open Tuesday 09:00-12:00, Friday 13:00-16:00, Saturday and Sunday 11:00-16:00. Schanzenstrasse 15, corner of Stadtbachstrasse, 3001 Bern.
Salvation Army Museum
Small museum located at the headquarters of the Salvation Army. Exhibits history in the archives with documents, photos and artefacts. Open Tuesday to Thursday 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00. Laupenstrasse 5, 3008 Bern.
Historisches Museum
The historical museum houses temporary and permanent exhibitions. One of them is the famous permanent exhibit “Einstein Museum”. Castle can be booked for private or business evnts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Helvetiaplatz 5,3005 Bern

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