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Exhibition
Exhibition

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Automaton Music 4.0. 4 décennies, 4 thèmes, une exposition et des perspectives musicales

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

26 March 2019 - 01 March 2020

April 1979 saw the opening of the Museum of Music Automatons founded by Dr. h.c. Heinrich Weiss-Stauffacher. Initially run as a private museum, it became a state institution in 1990 when the founder donated it to the Swiss Confederation.

To mark its anniversary, the museum in Seewen, Canton Solothurn, is presenting four thematic focuses under the heading «Automaton Music 4.0», each theme being presented in turn over the course of the exhibition. Automatons, cylinder and disc music boxes, musical souvenirs and finally Swiss railway station music boxes offer a retrospective of forty years of collecting and mediation.

The museum will, of course, continue to offer visitors fascinating live demonstrations of its music automatons during the daily guided tours. However, the name of the anniversary exhibition – by analogy with «Industry 4.0» (i.e. the fourth industrial revolution) – suggests that some content in the Museum of Music Automatons will in future be presented via new media – not least in the newly designed ballroom, due to reopen in autumn 2019. That said, a visit to the «melodic Museum» will continue to offer a combination of traditional museum experience with a unique musical dimension.


Clown mit Schirm, Detailaufnahme, Figurenautomat, Vichy, Paris/F (1878), © Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen SO
Älteres Paar auf Parkbank, Detailaufnahme, Figurenautomat, Vichy, Paris/F (um 1900), © Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen SO
Ausschnitt aus einer Schweizer Musikdose, © Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen SO
Museum
Der moderne Museumsbau aus gelbem Kalkstein liegt mitten in einer reizvollen Landschaft.

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Bollhübel 1,  4206  Seewen SO

Eingang des Museums.
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Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

In accordance with the guidelines of the federal and cantonal authorities, the museum is open in compliance with the recommended measures concerning hygiene and distancing behavior - and with an adapted program.

Institution

Enticing musical exhibition of a world-famous collection: mechanical music automata between the opposing poles of precision technology and the magic of old melodies.

1-hour guided tours (in german)

Admission

CHF 15.–/6.– (incl. guided tour)

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

train from Basel SBB > Liestal or Dornach/Arlesheim or Grellingen, change to post bus > Seewen, Musikautomaten or Seewen, Zelgli (post bus 111; then 10 min. of walk; www.sbb.ch)

Accessibility

Der Zugang zum Museum und der gesamte Innenbereich sind barrierefrei.
Exhibition
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Exhibition

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Switzerland - a Country of Sound Pioneers

Permanent exhibition

The perforated disc began its brief career in mechanical music in the 1880s in Leipzig, This new simplified sound production system was cheaper to produce and allowed for a wider, and more topical music repertoire. Also Swiss companies produced disc music boxes for the world market.
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Heinrich Weiss, Gründer des Museums für Musikautomaten. Er wurde am 22. Juni 1920 geboren.
Exhibition

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

100 Jahre Heinrich Weiss - Fotos und Lieblingsobjekte aus dem Leben des Museumsgründers

23 June 2020 - 01 November 2020

Aus Anlass des 100. Geburtstags von Dr. h.c. Heinrich Weiss-Stauffacher (1920-2020) präsentiert das Museum für Musikautomaten in einer Fotoausstellung Eindrücke aus dem Leben des Museumsgründers und kombiniert diese mit seinen musikalischen Lieblingsobjekten.
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Event
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

Today 23 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
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Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

Today 23 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
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Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

Tomorrow 24 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

Tomorrow 24 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

25 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

25 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

26 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

26 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

27 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

27 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

29 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

29 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

30 September 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

30 September 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

01 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

01 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

02 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

02 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

03 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

03 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

04 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

04 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

06 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

06 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

07 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

07 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

08 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

08 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

09 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

09 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

10 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

10 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

11 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

11 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

13 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

13 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

14 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

14 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

15 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

15 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

16 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

16 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

17 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

17 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

18 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

18 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

20 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

20 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

21 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

21 October 2020 | 3.40 PM - 4.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more
Guided Tour

Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

Cancelled until further notice: Brief tour of the Britannic organ (in german)

22 October 2020 | 1.40 PM - 2.00 PM

A description of the history of the Seewen Britannic organ combined with live performances of piano and organ music.

In 2007, while the museum’s mighty Welte Philharmonie organ was in the process of being restored, evidence came to light testifying to the ...
Read more