Ideas for bad weather and expanding your horizon: Numerous exhibits in and around Andermatt invite you to discover the region’s treasures. Whether art, culture, history, or minerals.
Altdorf: Haus für Kunst Uri
The Haus für Kunst in the cantonal capital of Altdorf is a space for contemporary art. The Uri Art Association oversees the multifaceted exhibition programme. Regular tours and framework events take place. A separate pavilion is dedicated to the work of the Uri artist Heinrich Danioth.
Altdorf: Historisches Museum Uri
The Historisches Museum shows Uri cultural life and history in a permanent exhibit. Regularly changing exhibits round out the programme.
Andermatt: Galerie Art 87
The gallery, located in the centre of Andermatt, exhibits artwork from around the world. It also regularly offers workshops, readings, concerts, and film screenings.
Andermatt: Talmuseum Ursern
This small museum, located in a magnificent Patrician house built in 1786, is dedicated to Uri residential culture from 1780/1800. On 25 September 1799, it served as the headquarters for the Russian field marshal Suworow, for which reason the residents of the valley long referred to the building at the “Suworowhaus”. Other themes displayed in the permanent exhibit are valley and cultural history, tourism, military, alpine farming, alpine flora and fauna, and mule trains. There are also special exhibits on a regular basis.
Bürglen: Tell-Museum Bürglen
The Tell-Museum owns the most comprehensive collection of documents, depictions, and objects from last 600 years relating to the Swiss national hero William Tell. The museum is located in the historic “Wattigwilerturm”. It also features an important collection of works by Basel painter Ernst Stückelberg (1831 to 1903), who set up his studio in Bürglen and painted his four great frescos in Tell’s Chapel on the Urnersee section of Lake Lucerne.
Disentis: Abbey Museum
The Benedictine abbey in Disentis is 1,400 years old. In the abbey museum, you’ll find an overview of its history. In addition, you can marvel at liturgical vessels, vestments, and statues up to 800 years old. Other items on display include textiles with treasures from the 14th to the 19th century, folklore objects derived from Christian customs, flora and fauna (with stuffed animals), and minerals. During the holiday season, there are public tours of the abbey every Wednesday afternoon. You can register for one through Disentis Sedrun Tourismus.
Disentis: Cristallina Mineral Museum
The Grisons uplands is the largest mineral region in Switzerland, and at the Cristallina Museum, you’ll find an overview of this rich treasure. On display are the most beautiful crystals from the private collections of local geologists, as well as the magnificent collection of the Uniun Cristallina.
Sedrun Tujetsch: La Truaisch Museum
In this house, which is over 100 years old, you’ll find one of the most valuable mineral collections in Switzerland. In addition, you’ll see how Tujetsch locals used to live and work: For example, there is a historically furnished residence, a weaving and spinning room with corresponding tools, and objects for linen production and from dairy and alpine farming.
Important: Take note of the hours of operation
Please be sure to check the hours of operation for these exhibit venues before visiting. They sometimes vary from season to season.