Hodlerstrasse 8 - 12
+41 31 328 09 44
+41 31 328 09 55
Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim have made the Museum of Fine Arts Bern an institution with an international reputation. At the present time, the constantly growing and evolving collection consists of over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.
The roots of the museumâ€™s history reach back to the revolutionary ideas proliferating
towards the end of the 18th century which, in 1809, led to the founding of the National Art Collection in Bern and, in 1879, to the opening of the first museum building.
The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection and houses works covering eight centuries.
Permanent Collection Highlights (2)
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The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection. The constantly growing and changing collection comprises works from the Gothic era to the present and currently comprises over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films. This makes it not only one of the most important and variegated collections in Switzerland but, due to its collections of works from the classical modern, also one of international significance.
Tuesday 10am to 9pm
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
From July 2007 the permanent collection will be closed to the visitors on Tuesdays from 5 pm, the special exhibitions will be open until 9 pm.
The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is not far from the train station in Bern and is situated in the centre of town.
Walking from the train station:
Exit the station in the direction of Neuengasse, turn left into the Genfergasse, keep straight on until the Hodlerstrasse -> You are standing directly in front of the museum.
By bus from the train station:
No. 20 direction Wyler,
No. 21 direction Bremgarten,
No. 11 direction Neufeld:
Ride one stop until â€śBollwerkâ€ś, turn right into the Hodlerstrasse and walk approx. 50 yards -> You are standing directly in front of the museum.
highway exit Bern-Wankdorf direction city centre, past the BĂ¤rengraben, direction Altstadt/Bahnhof-> Metro Parking
Museum internal and external photos (3)
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Group guided tours through the collection and temporary exhibitions in German, French, English, Italian and Spanish by prior arrangement.
Time: approx. 1 hr.
Price: CHF 150.- , including tax, plus entrance fee. Reduced entrance fee for groups of ten or more. Groups of more than 20 will be divided into smaller groups.
Registration and information: Monday to Friday 8am - 10am, T +41 (0)32 328 09 11, fax +41 (0)32 328 09 10
We have suggestions and ideas suitable for school classes of all ages but are happy to fulfil your special requests. We offer the opportunity of deepening and broadening art appreciation through hands-on creative work. Group tours for school classes cost CHF 110.- .
We are happy to accept the same class more than once. This is why the fourth guided tour during the same school year is free of charge.
Registration and information:
T +41 (0)31 328 09 11or