Exhibitions from April 2013
Due to a planned rebuilding the MoneyMuseum at Hadlaubstrasse opens until further notice exclusively for guided tours in German after booking in advance (phone 044 242 76 80, prices on request).
You can book guided tours of the following exhibitions*:
* On the screens most of the exhibits are also described in English.
"Traditional Currencies from Africa, Asia and Oceania"
Here we show you money made of jewellery, feathers or other materials, and other means of payment from indigenous people.
"Spear Money from West Africa"
Here we document the development from tools, or rather weapons, into money.
"Chinese Currency History"
Here we document the development from the cowry snail into the cash coin.
Here you find picture tours about the exhibitions in the ground floor.
1st and 2nd double showcase:
"Swiss Federal Money"
Here we show you coins and banknotes from 1850 onwards.
3rd double showcase:
"The Latin Monetary Union"
Here we show you coins of the monetary union between France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Greece from 1865 to 1926.
Here we show you the coins of the eurozone countries and confront some of them with their predecessor currencies and their motifs.
Here we show you Swiss fantasy versions of the euro.
Here you find picture tours about the exhibitions in the basement.
On show are a manual coin press, a drop hammer, a screw press and a rolling mill. In addition, there is a coin vending machine at your disposal by which a 20-rappen coin can be overstruck with the MoneyMuseum's own currency.
In the small room beside the hall in the basement the exhibition "Antiquity Is Alive" is on view. It presents coins of excellent condition in eight windows. These include mintages from Greek and Roman antiquity, modern coins with their ancient examples and coins of which the motifs are influenced by Greek and Roman religion.
Videos and publications complete the exhibitions. In the Sunflower Mediatheque you find information about the full offer of the MoneyMuseum's media products. Here numerous products are also at your disposal online.