Augusta Raurica animal park
Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
14 March 2013 - 31 January 2021
Who were the children of Augusta Raurica? What kind of childhood did they have? Did they have toys? Did they go to school? Or did they, like the adults, have to work? During the town’s heyday, some 15,000 people lived in Augusta Raurica. One third were less than 15 years old! However, evidence attesting to children and adolescents is rarely found. The exhibition traces the youngest inhabitants of Augusta Raurica and provides an exciting insight into their everyday lives 2000 years ago.
Giebenacherstrasse 17, 4302 Augst
From 1st until 26th March the museum is closed for renovation.
During this time the Roman house is accessible free of charge.
Individual visitors and families: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
There is a maximum number of visitors allowed in the Roman house. Please be patient.
Animal park & Protected Houses
10 am - 5 pm
Groups, schools and guided tours: 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Reservation in advance is highly recommended.
Visitors to the museum and the Roman house as well as participants in workshops and guided tours from 12 years of age are required to wear a face mask.
24 December 2021: Closed
25 December 2021: Closed
31 December 2021: Closed
01 January 2022: Closed
Due to the measures to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) decided by the Federal Council, the Roman Museum Augusta Raurica (including the Roman House), the animal park and the protected houses will remain closed until 28 February 2021.
Off to visit the Roman period! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and on display in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.
Events in the Roman theatre
An ambience reminiscent of 1800 years ago: the tiers of the impressive theatre in Augusta Raurica at the time would have been packed with up to 10,000 spectators. Today, there is seating for only 2,000 visitors. The atmosphere, however, is still beyond compare.
The largest Roman festival in Switzerland takes place in Augusta Raurica annually on the last weekend in August. The colourful festival is well known far and wide and attracts thousands of visitors delighted to be transported back to the Roman period. One of the secrets of its success is its unique atmosphere. Surrounded by authentic monuments and entertaining spectacles, visitors learn about modern scientific research presented in an easily comprehensible manner.
The next Roman festival will take place on 28 & 29 August 2021.
Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission
06 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
08 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
13 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
14 March 2021 | 1.00 PM - 2.00 PM
15 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
20 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
22 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
26 March 2021 | 2.30 PM - 4.00 PM
26 March 2021 | 4.00 PM
27 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
28 March 2021 | 1.00 PM - 2.00 PM
29 March 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
03 April 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
04 April 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM
05 April 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM
05 April 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.15 PM
10 April 2021 | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM