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Museum Burghalde

History and tradition
Art
Lenzburg
Switzerland
-- The permanent exhibition is closed from 8 January 2017 to September 2018 for renovation work.
Guided tours for schools are possible. --

The Museum Burghalde exhibits a broad range of pieces – from a Stone-Age hand axe to a machine-made tin. The highlight of the exhibition is the collection of objects from the early Stone Age to early medieval times. Visitors enjoy partly reconstructed houses, settlements and original pieces that present a vivid impression of past times. The grave and cult room hosts the largest exhibited prehistoric grave from the New Stone Age.

The department of local history displays pieces by Lenzburg artisans, such as the furniture of the designers Samuel Hämmerli (father and son), an oven with impressive paintings done by the potter Johann Jacob Frey or beautiful silver pieces from the silversmiths in Lenzburg. The baroque room is famous for its detailed stucco ceiling, while another highlight is to be found in the basement: Professor Hämmerli dedicated his collection of Russian icons from the 16th to 19th century to the museum in the year 2002. The tour through the museum grants many insights into the period when Lenzberg developed into an important industrial area. Companies such as the food enterprise Hero or the toy manufacturer Wisa-Gloria started here.
Museum Burghalde
Opening hours

The permanent exhibition is closed from 8 January 2017 to September 2018 for renovation work.
Guided tours for schools are possible.

TUE-SAT 14.00-17.00
SUN 11.00-17.00

Guided tours on demand
Address
Museum Burghalde
Schlossgasse 23
5600
Lenzburg
Switzerland
+41 62 891 66 70

47.385582, 8.183002