Rooted in Bern, connected to the world: travel from the Stone Age to the present day and explore cultures from all corners of the earth. The eleven permanent exhibitions and the Einstein Museum bring you closer to all the ages of human history.

The Bernisches Historisches Museum’s archaeology, history and ethnography collections contain about 500,000 objects from the Stone Age to the present day, from cultures across the globe. You can marvel at the hydria from Grächwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden or a world-class range of ethnographical objects, coins and medals. Other highlights in the museum’s permanent collections include spectacular sculpture discoveries, two mayoral thrones from Bern and much more. The integrated Einstein Museum offers fascinating insights into the physicist’s life and work. There are also temporary exhibitions on offer in the extensive exhibition hall.

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