The Museum



MUSEC is temporary closed from 22.12.2020 until further notice.


Covid-19 safety measures valid from Monday 19 October 2020 until further notice.

Face coverings
All visitors are required to wear face coverings in the museum.

Contract tracing
In accordance with government guidelines, we are now legally obliged to collect a record of visitors who come onto the museum for the purpose of contract tracing.

Temperature measurement
The staff in charge measures the body temperature at the museum entrance. Visitors with a temperature of 37.5° or more will not be allowed access.

Limited access and safety distances
A maximum of 36 people (including members of staff) may be inside the building at the same time. In the different areas of the Museum one person per 10m² of floor space is allowed, that is:

Entrance (1st floor): max. 6 people
Spazio tesoro (1st floor): max. 5 people
Exhibition space (1st floor and 2nd floor): max. 15 people
Spazio Maraini (ground floor): max. 4 people
Spazio Cielo (3rd floor): max. 6 people

A special signage indicates the maximum number of people allowed in each area.
During the stay in the Museum it is required to respect the social distance (2 m) between one person and another.

Access to the Museum is only possible from the main entrance. The entrance is from the garden terrace, accessible both from Riva Caccia (lakefront) and from Via Giuseppe Mazzini 5

Ticket office
A protective plexiglas wall separates the members of staff from the visitors. 
A sign on the floor indicates to maintain the distance of 2 meters between one person and another.
Visitors are invited to pay preferably by credit card.
Access to the different areas is coordinated by the Museum members of staff.

At the entrance of the Museum and in the cloakroom the visitor has at his disposal a dispenser with hand disinfectant.

Guided tours
Guided tours are allowed for groups of maximum 5 visitors (+ 1 guide) and can only take place outside of opening hours.

The bathrooms are equipped with surface disinfectant and are regularly sanitized. Contact surfaces such as handrails, switches, push-button handles are also regularly sanitised.

At MUSEC welcome desk members of staff are available for further information and clarification.

Ticket Prices
Single ticket (from 16 years): CHF 15.00
Reduced ticket (AVS-AI; University Students; FAI Swiss): CHF 10.00
Children and Teenegers (6-15 years): CHF 5.00
Reductions (non-cumulative)
Holidaycard and TicinoTicket: - 20%

Children (0-5 years)
Swiss Museumpass
Raiffeisen members; Swiss Travel Pass

Every Monday you can visit MUSEC at a reduced price, taking advantage of the following discount rates:   

Full admission (from 16 years old) CHF 10 instead of CHF 15.

Reduced admission (AVS-AI; University students; FAI SWISS) CHF 7 instead of CHF 10. 

Entrance fee "children and youg people" (6-15 years old) CHF 3.50 instead of CHF 5. 

The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Guided tours

CHF 150.00
Entrance Outside opening hours
CHF 75.00
(Hourly price. Fractions of 30 minutes are calculated. Excluding entrance and guided tour)

The Museum is accessible by wheelchair with accompaniment (ramp in the park coming from Via Giuseppe Mazzini; dedicated parking available in Via Giuseppe Mazzini 5). If you are not accompanied, please call +41 58 866 6960 to ask for help from members of the staff.