More than 200'000 objects from 4'000 years of the history of money are in possession of the coin collection and the antiques collection. These witnesses of the past are presented to the public in temporary exhibitions in the Villa Bühler.
The collections by the gentlemen Briner and Kern left to the City of Winterthur are united in this small, exquisite museum in the town hall. The focus is on 17th century Dutch painting and miniature portraits.
A jewel of the Swiss museum scene is located in an elevated position above Winterthur: one of the most distinguished private collections of the 20th century awaits you in a villa hidden away behind old trees in an idyllic garden.
Over centuries the former moated mansion was the tranquil residence of affluent families. If you wish to visit the castle nowadays, you can do so as part of a visit to the museum.
The castle was the tranquil residence of distinguished families for hundreds of years. If you would like to visit the castle today, you can do so as part of a museum visit.
With its astronomical clock the Kellenberger Timepiece Collection lays on a masterpiece of horology. Even future lunar and solar eclipses can be read off the clock face. The iron console clocks by the Winterthur Liechti clockmakers are also remarkable.
Experimental art knows no bounds in this cultural institution, strongly rooted in the local area, yet cosmopolitan in outlook. The "Dritter Raum" ("Third room") provides space for meetings and a library with artists' publications from the London collection "Publish and be damned".
The past comes alive during the walk through the medieval ruins, the torture chamber or the chapel. The new, ingenious museum, which tells the history of the Kyburg residents to visitors, makes sure of that.
The medieval Mörsburg Castle, which has an eventful history, is set among hills in east Winterthur surrounded by greenery. It houses a historical museum, which specializes in exhibits from the 17th and 18th centuries.
For decades a visit to Villa Flora was a privilege, which was reserved only for the family of the owners and a close circle of friends. Thanks to private initiative by descendants of the collector couple Hedy and Arthur Hahnloser-Bühler, Villa Flora has been open to the public since 1995. Discover artistic highlights and typical home decor of the middle classes around the turn of the 20th century.
In 2003 the Swiss Foundation of Photography moved its extensive collection from Zurich to Winterthur. Today, together with the Fotomuseum (Museum of Photography), it constitutes a highly regarded international centre of excellence for photography.