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Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen

…UNTERWEGS… Geschichte und Geschichten rund um Dreh- und Jahrmarktsorgeln

Today: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

24 March 2023 - 07 January 2024

Auf Strassen und Plätzen lockt die Musik der Dreh- und Jahrmarktsorgeln. Die Sonderausstellung «…Unterwegs…» folgt ihren Klängen und beleuchtet das gesellschaftliche Leben auf Jahrmärkten und Hinterhöfen.
Unterwegs sind nicht nur die Menschen mit ihren Dreh- und Jahrmarktsorgeln, sondern auch die Ausstellungsobjekte selbst. Sie erzählen ihre jeweils eigene Herkunftsgeschichte.

Sonderausstellung vom 24.03.2023 – 07.01.2024

Jahrmarktsorgel Wilhelm Bruder Söhne um 1923, Museum für Musikautomaten Seewen SO
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 related to Covid-19, the museum is open from Tuesday, March 2nd 2021, under the recommended hygiene and behaviour measures.


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.
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Ein Orchestrion der Firma Decap Antwerpen/B das eine kleine Jazzkaplle imitiert

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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