MUSEUMS allowed to reopen since 1ST MARCH

According to the latest decision of the Swiss Federal Council, the museums are allowed to reopen since 1st March.
IMPORTANT: Please check the museum website directly before your planned visit to find out about the visiting arrangements and opening hours.

Our small independent foundation is primarily financed by the sale of museum passes. This could not take place owing to the known circumstances, meaning that during this time, like so many other businesses, we did not generate any income. Our running costs have continued, however. What’s more, over 90% of our income is passed on to the museums. For some museums, we are an important source of income.

We are aware that through the closure of the museums, you have been unable to use the service you had purchased with the Museum Pass for a considerable number of days.

During the first closure of the museums in spring 2020, we received great support from many museum pass holders, who did not insist on having the validity of their pass extended. Thank you most warmly for this.

We offer you the following two possibilities:

  1. You can choose not to extend the validity of your museum pass by giving a “time-donation” to the Swiss Museum Pass Foundation. In this way you indirectly support the museums in particular during this difficult time.
  2. For the duration of the shutdown, claim back a maximum of 2 months (depending on the expiry date of the Museum Pass). In this case, we will extend the validity of your Museum Pass for a maximum of 2 months on request. You can contact us via +41 (0)44 271 41 41 or


We thank you most warmly for your valued support and wish you great enjoyment once again during your forays through the Swiss museums from March onwards.