A visit to one of the many museums by Lake Thun provides an insight into key events and figures from the past.
At the Thun Panorama see the circular picture of the city of Thun (39 x 7.5 m) painted from 1809 to 1814 by Marquard Wocher (1760 - 1830). It is the world’s oldest surviving circular picture.
The Kunstmuseum hosts ongoing temporary exhibitions and Schadau Castle houses the Swiss Gastronomy Museum.

Abegg Foundation Riggisberg

The Abegg Foundation houses one of the world's most valuable textile collections.

Art Container Steffisburg

Mobile open-air exhibition areas comprising old shipping containers.

Weaving Museum Thun

The Weaving Museum has on display a wide variety of shapes, weaving techniques and materials used to make baskets and other woven items.

Winemaking & Heritage Museum

Focusing on a farming household.

Thun Art Museum

This museum attracts art-lovers of all ages, including novices and the more experienced.

Museum Agensteinhaus Erlenbach

An original farmhouse from 1766, presenting exhibitions relevant to the valley.

National Milk Industry Museum Kiesen

Here you will learn many interesting facts about the history of cheese dairies. An old cheese-making kitchen highlights the production conditions of 150 years ago.

Suter Collection

The focus of this extensive collection of 20th-century Swiss art is on art from the Lake Thun region.

Thun Castle Museum

The Thun Castle Museum is one of the most visited historical museums in Switzerland. The Knights' Hall as well as all four corner towers are open to the public.

Foundation HAM

A collection of historically valuable items from the Swiss army.

Swiss Gastronomy Museum

The museum is dedicated to the cultural commemoration of the restaurant and hotel trade, as well as to food and drink culture in general.

Toy Museum Thun

Located in the Biedermeierhaus 'Zum Engel', the museum houses an extensive collection of toys from past centuries.


The world's oldest surviving circular picture was painted by Marquard Wocher about 200 years ago.

Museum for Timekeepers and mechanical musical instruments

The Wichterheer Estate in Oberhofen houses an exhibition of valuable items from private collections as well as exhibits belonging to the museum.

Guided tours of all museums available on request.
Thun-Thunersee Tourismus
Seestrasse 2
3600 Thun
Tel. +41 (0)33 225 90 00
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