52, rue du 23 Juin
Phone: + 41 32 422 80 77
Fax: + 41 32 422 80 74

Musée Jurassien

The Jurassien Art and History Museum of Delemont stores the memories of the Jura regions that make up the Episcopal Principality of Basel. Founded in 1909 by the abbot Arthur Darcourt, the museum is actually constituted by the Jura and Bern counties as well as the municipal and bourgeois communities of Delemont.
A stylish place in the heart of the old town of Delemont, the museum displays its collection in 5 old buildings. They are part of the 18th and 19th century architecture in the town. There are 21 permanent exhibit rooms that show the cultural, social, political, and economic aspects of Jurassien history. One room is dedicated to temporary exhibits. Here, the museum strives to show a unique view of society, art, and history. A place for exchanging ideas and reflection, the museum participates actively in social and cultural life today.

Permanent Collection

The collection is composed of fine arts, graphic arts, documents, political and military artefacts, religious objects, artesian and industrial tools, and everyday objects. The permanent exhibit offers means of learning about where people come from, of knowing oneself, and of being conscious of current issues and opening up to others.


Exhibition from 24 March 2007 to 13 January 2008: "History is Me"
How did people perceive WWII in Switzerland? What do they remember today, and how? This multimedia expose "History is Me: 555 Versions of Swiss History 1939-1945" answers these questions.


Adult: 6 Frs (4 €)
Concessions (students, unemployed): 4 Frs (2.60 €)
Groups of more than 10 people: 4 Frs per person (2.60 €)
Free for children under 16, those with Swiss Museum passports, Rhin Museum passports, and holders of ICOM card, Association of Swiss Museum card, Raiffeisen card.

Opening hours

Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Groups and schools may request a visit outside of these open hours
Secretarial office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:00pm.


The museum has a shop and a space for workshops, courses, and conferences for up to 100 people. Audiovisual equipment is available for use. Aperitifs may be arranged.
Researchers may access the library and archives for work. Please e-mail or 0041 32 422 80 77 for details.

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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In order to arrange visits or get additional information, please phone 0041 (0) 32 422 80 77 or email