Museum Appenzell

Museum Appenzell: Hours, Address, Museum Appenzell Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Appenzell
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.5
66 reviews
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Shellbell8456
Saint Paul, MN34 contributions
Sep 2019
I had read positive reviews about this little museum that is situated in several floors about the tourist information office. You start at the top and work your way down. We really enjoyed the museum - with everything from clothing, to banners and weaponry, and lots of historical information on the area. Lots of examples of the embroidery the area is famous for. A great way to spend an hour or two.
Written October 20, 2019
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bailiej757
Seattle, WA337 contributions
Sep 2019
The museum has 7 floors of displays but not a lot is there. It focuses quite a bit on the needle work that used to be done here. There are a few other displays on military and industrial history but not much. It's 7 SF so not too expensive for Switzerland. Can't really recommend it unless it's a rainy day and you want inside attractions. If you like needle work and lace it may be your thing.
Written September 13, 2019
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Clyth H
Sydney, Australia48 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Apart from the embroidery, there are other historical exhibits: archaeological finds, and even instruments of torture! Worth a visit, even if you bypass the torture room!
Written May 26, 2019
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James F
202 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Above the tourist info office. Three floors of area history. Take the elevator to the top and work your way down. Read-yourself handouts provide added detail.
Written May 11, 2019
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DGandSAG
Sharon, MA863 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting the Museum Appenzell and getting glimpses of some very impressive works by several local artists and craftspeople.

During our visit, we saw quite a few paintings and drawings by Johannes Hugentobler, the same artist who painted many of the colorful building facades in Appenzell. His landscapes and still-life works were consistently strong and, in several cases, stunning.

We also saw works by other local artists, including several members of the Manser family, as well as some fancy large cow bells, handmade furniture, and a demonstration by a local embroiderer.

All in all, the museum offers a nice way to get a sense of the local art and craft culture in Appenzell. It's well worth a visit.
Written December 9, 2018
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LizB
Ohio575 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited the Appenzell museum late on a very hot afternoon. We thought it would just be a small museum with a few exhibits but instead they are about five floors of this former City Hall building taken up by the museum. (Museum shares its first floor with the local tourist information office). A wide range of prehistoric artifacts, metal and wood and objects that were used by local farmers, paintings from a local artists ranging from folk art to more modern types of paintings, examples of some of the excellent nice work and embroidery handmade in Appenzell, many religious items— i’ll company by excellent descriptions and information putting them in context. Note that you can request the translation booklet to English from the ticket office. Also some good videos about some of the local customs and cultural pieces.
And we happened to be there the day that some of the local women were demonstrating their embroidery skills—what amazing detail! We ended up staying about an hour and a half and could’ve stayed a bit longer but it was getting close to closing time.
Highly recommend that you take some time to visit this museum to understand a bit more about Appenzell canton history and culture.
Written September 19, 2018
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mafischl
Huntington, NY1,931 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
An interesting museum that also houses the Tourist Information center. A really good variety of Swiss life. Furniture, clothing paintings and more. Also had a film on Swiss life.
Written September 12, 2018
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eurohandsofsteel
Los Angeles, CA107 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
Small but fine. Find out a bit more about this museum that tell you more aoubt this unique place. Not to be mised.
Written August 28, 2018
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THE_GIRL_0N_VACATION
Hearst, Canada16 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I really enjoyed the tour. It was educational and easy to follow. The explanations are all in german but they have a website that you can access with your smartphone using their free wifi to get the explanations in English or French. The cheese sample box is also a nice touch. I didn’t visit the museum with young kids but it seemed very kid friendly. They had special interactive stations for them. I would definitely recommend this museum to any cheese lover or anyone wanting to know more about this delicious cheese.
Written August 25, 2018
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dubey2016
India139 contributions
May 2017 • Family
It was a nice small information centre cum museum.Tells a lot beautifully about the village life of local swiss people,especially Appenzell people who are making swiss cheese through generations.It was nice to see.
Written June 8, 2017
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Museum Appenzell is open:
  • Mon - Fri 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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