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Museum Heiden

Visitors will find a comprehensive and multi-faceted illustration of the history of Heiden. The museum illustrates how reconstruction after the village fire of 1838 gave the place its unique classical and urban character.

The exhibition focuses primarily on domestic lifestyles in the village's heyday, but also depicts the history of the region and of international health tourism in the 19th and early 20th century. The zoological, ethnological and mineral collections bequeathed to the museum by private individuals also date back to this grand period.

The «Atelier», as it is known, portrays the life and work of the famous editor of the satirical «Nebelspalter» magazine Carl Böckli («Bö»).

Special exhibitions are devoted to regional history and culture.

Museum Heiden Kirchplatz 5 (Postgebäude),CH-9410 Heiden, Tel. +41 (0)71 891 14 22, info@museum.heiden.ch, www.museum.heiden.ch, Opening times: April/May/October Weds/Sat/Sun 2–4 p.m., June to September Weds–Sun 2–4 p.m., November to March Sun 2–4 p.m.

19th century tools
House organ from 1770, still used in concerts today
Household materials: clocks, tableware, weights and measures
Natural history museum: wild animals, predators, birds
Studio and archive of the cartoonist Carl Böckli (aka “Bö”)
Domestic furnishings belonging to local historian Alfred Tobler