Engadine Museum

Engadine Museum, St. Moritz: Hours, Address, Engadine Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Engadine Museum
4.5
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum of Engadine Culture was built in 1906, on the initiative of Riet Campell, a passionate collector. It looks at first glance like an age-old Engadine house. The outside has all the typical features: the sgraffito-style door and window frames, the Romansh inscriptions, and the traditional oriel window. In fact, the house is little more than a hundred years old and was constructed as museum by the famous architect Nicolaus Hartmann Junior of St. Moritz. The panelled living rooms, or stüvas as they are known locally, have come from farmhouses and village houses in the Engadine and surrounding valleys. They give you a wonderful insight into the lifestyles of affluent local families over the last five centuries.
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David M
Beit She'an, Israel44 contributions
Aug 2019
Excellent way to fill a morning. Purpose built museum with wooden rooms from noble homes of the area. Lots of ancient painted coffers and even crystals found locally. Everything typical of the Engadine except archaeology. Many wooden ceilings exceedingly attractive.
Every visitor can have a little tablet computer in various languages to explain the exhibits without disturbing others.
Written August 13, 2019
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V2603ZVdonaldh
Napier, New Zealand24 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Interesting insights into a different way of life that explained a lot reasons for buildings, etc we had seen on our travels around your beautiful country of Switzerland
Written January 6, 2019
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Antonis K
Athens, Greece210 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was built in the form of a typical Engadiner house.
There are a rich collection of furnitures, utensils, service,etc.
from the houses of the area. It is very-very interesting but
unfortunatelly there is no lift
Written October 28, 2018
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mwtrips_Stamford
Stamford, UK453 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the culture of the Engadine people at this amazing museum. The guidance from room to room is on an iPad Mini and is in several languages (although the most thorough is German). At the heart of the exhibits is a private collection of furniture and fittings from old farmhouses throughout the region and a real insight is given into the distinctive way of life of the Romansch people of the Engadine. Not cheap, but worth every Swiss Franc!
Written June 14, 2017
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tamjan
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3,199 contributions
Feb 2016
Lovely museum categorising the history of this beautiful region. Lots to see. and . the. a chance to. buy souvenir postcards. Check for operating. times - not always open.
Written January 31, 2017
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Valerie B
Dallas, TX64 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
We were pleased to have the hotel staff encourage us to visit the recently renovated Engadine Museum. Each of us was given an iPad with recordings (in English and 3 other languages) about the four floors. Each room had different elements of life in the Engadine region. The collection is interesting and nicely displayed. We loved learning about how people lived a couple of hundred years earlier and to see the highly evolved wood working, etc. We learned about the Romantsch language and a wealth of other interesting details about the region.
Written January 6, 2017
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Tonefish
Home Sweet Home, USA58 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Really cool museum showing what its like living in the beautiful lands of snow. It was a bit of work to get there, but worth it in the end.
Written March 6, 2015
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BozNorthwest
Cheshire, UK40 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
This was an alternative to a mountain railway ride due to very wet weather! However we so enjoyed the experience, learning about Engadine life in days gone by. Quite a small museum but definitely worth a visit - staff very helpful too.
Written October 24, 2013
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993Rpg
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK210 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Loved this! They have taken rooms from very old chalets and put them in the museum intact- amazing and well worth the stroll down the hill
Written August 20, 2013
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Jacqueline F
Florida28 contributions
Jun 2012 • Solo
If you'd like to know what the inside of those gorgeous Engadine homes looked like in past centuries, a visit to the Engadine Museum is very worthwhile. Here, quite a number of rooms are filled with authentic furniture and furnishings, intricate woodwork on wall, doors and ceilings, and many artifacts from a bygone era. In the basement, the approximately 3500 years-old remains of the original wellhead of a natural spring nearby are on display (The spring itself is still in use in St.Moritz-Bad less than a mile away, and anyone can fill up their bottles with the mineral water there at no charge). The Engadine Museum is in the center of town, and they will lend you a guide inEnglish (other languages available also) for your visit. Note: the museum will close in 2013 for expansion and is expected to reopen in 2014
Written June 20, 2012
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Engadine Museum is open:
  • Wed - Mon 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM