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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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 related to Covid-19, the museum is open from Tuesday, March 2nd 2021, under the recommended hygiene and behaviour measures.
Ascension Day 2021
13 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
23 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
24 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Swiss National Holiday 2021
01 August 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Christmas/New Year 2021/2022
24 December 2021: Closed
25 December 2021: Closed
26 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
27 December 2021: Closed
28 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
29 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
30 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM
31 December 2021: Closed
01 January 2022: Closed
The Seewen Museum of Music Automatons houses one of the world's largest and best-known collections of Swiss cylinder and disc music boxes, clocks and jewellery containing musical mechanisms and other mechanical music automatons from the past two centuries.
A guided one-hour tour (in german) will introduce you to a multitude of fascinating music automatons, which combine precision mechanics with melodies from yesteryear. They all play live for their audience. Families and schools can combine this tour with the popular interactive «Zauberklang» (magical sound) tour.
Come face-to-face with the mighty Britannic organ from the sister ship of the RMS Titanic and discover the story behind it on a twenty-minute guided tour.
Round off your visit to the melodic museum by paying a visit to the museum shop and restaurant.
Admission to «Switzerland - a country of sound pioneers» (permanent exhibition) Includes a conducted tour of three rooms (60 minutes) Adults: CHF 15.- Concessions (AHV and IV recipients): CHF 12.- Children: CHF 6.- Families (parents with children): CHF 30.-
Admission to the KlangKunst-Saal with special exhibition and the conducted tour «the Britannic Organ» (20 minutes) Adults: CHF 6.- Concessions (AHV and IV recipients): CHF 5.- Children: CHF 4.- Families (parents with children): CHF 12.-
Admission to «Switzerland - a country of sound pioneers» and KlangKunst-Saal with «the Britannic Organ» (conducted tours, 80 minutes) - and special exhibition Adults: CHF 18.- Concessions (AHV and IV recipients): CHF 14.50 Children: CHF 8.- Families (parents with children): CHF 36.-
Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission
Several times a day a postal car takes you to the bus stop in front of the Museum, «Seewen SO, Musikautomaten». Every hour there is a postal bus (line 111) from Liestal SBB railway station and from Laufen SBB railway station to „Seewen SO, Zelgli", from where it is about a 10-minute walk on a signposted route to the museum. Current information among: www.sbb.ch
Der Zugang zum Museum und der gesamte Innenbereich sind barrierefrei.