The Museum



Covid-19 safety measures valid from Monday the 13rd of September 2021 until further notice 

Entry to the museum is only possible on presentation of a valid COVID certificate (from 16 years of age).

Opening hours
Open daily, except Tuesady, from 11 am to 18 pm.

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)
MyLugano Card, Holiday Card and TicinoTicket: - 20%

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

After 5 p.m. visit the museum with a 30% discount. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

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

Guided tours  by appointment only, please write to

School groups pay CHF 3 per pupil. Two accompanying person enters free of charge. Children aged 12 old and over should wear a mask.


Full prices: CHF 150.00

Admission ticket with 10% discount for 10 persons and more.

School groups: CHF 120.00

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 stroller or 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.

Only officially designated assistance dogs may be taken into the museum. Others dogs are not allowed in the museum.


COVID disposition

Face coverings
A face covering is compulsory in the museum lobby only.

Access to the Museum is only possible from the main entrance. The main 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.

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.