Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum

Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum

Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The collections of archaeology, history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Graechwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned. Besides these, other highlights of the permanent exhibitions include the spectacular Bernese sculptures, two Bernese mayoral thrones and much more. The integrated Einstein Museum offers an account of the life and work of the physicist and places it in a fascinating manner in the context of world history. Temporary exhibitions are regularly staged in the generously proportioned exhibition hall.
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  • Gonzalo S
    San Jose, Costa Rica751 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful!
    It was a wonderful experience to me to visit the Einstein Museum. You can learn a lot of things of Einstein early years and the science developed by him. Einstein is one of my most liked personalities over the history, then maybe I’m a little bit biased, but for sure it will be a great experience for any visitor!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India432 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit if you are into history
    The museum including the one dedicated to Einstein is a must visit if you have free time in Bern. We went during the day and spent about 2 hours in the museum. We still missed seeing a lot of it but our focus was majorly on the Einstein one. And we enjoyed it fully.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Edison Museum Is Excellent
    We only visited the Edison Museum which was excellent. It did a great job of covering his personal and professional history. It was very informative and well done with lots of photos. Most signs had English explanations which were greatly appreciated. It’s a little outside the town center but definitely worth the walk. Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
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Kris B
Kure Beach, NC284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went only to the Einstein portion of this museum but enjoyed it very much. It was free entrance with our Susie pass.
Written 11 December 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We only visited the Edison Museum which was excellent. It did a great job of covering his personal and professional history. It was very informative and well done with lots of photos. Most signs had English explanations which were greatly appreciated.

It’s a little outside the town center but definitely worth the walk. Highly recommended.
Written 29 September 2023
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afinetraveler
Washington DC, DC985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
I enjoyed my time in the Einstein area of the museum, but it took me too long to get through all of the displays, so I didn’t go to the other parts of the museum. Anyway, I learned lots of new things about Einstein, and I enjoyed hearing about how he lived and responded to the changes in the world (politics and nationalism) around him.
Written 21 July 2023
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Emma M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
Great interesting museum, you can easily spend all day here. We went for the Einstein exhibition which was worth it.
Written 19 July 2023
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Oliver W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
We initially went for the Einstein exhibition which was already very impressive. However, the permanent collection of art and history of Bern is also more than wonderful.
Written 19 July 2023
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Akshaya S
Noida, India432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
The museum including the one dedicated to Einstein is a must visit if you have free time in Bern. We went during the day and spent about 2 hours in the museum. We still missed seeing a lot of it but our focus was majorly on the Einstein one. And we enjoyed it fully.
Written 14 July 2023
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Gonzalo S
San Jose, Costa Rica751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
It was a wonderful experience to me to visit the Einstein Museum. You can learn a lot of things of Einstein early years and the science developed by him. Einstein is one of my most liked personalities over the history, then maybe I’m a little bit biased, but for sure it will be a great experience for any visitor!
Written 18 June 2023
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Chase M
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A fascinating expose on Albert Einstein, and WWll era. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Bern, Switzerland.
Written 24 May 2023
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Mark Graham
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Really showcases the rich history of Bern and the canton as a whole. Loved the basement sections specifically about the medieval period and how Bern came to join the Confederation (and expanded militarily). The Mayoral throne was really cool too, as was the iconoclasm statue fragments. The sections on that one royal family and the Celts were interesting too!

The modern history section at the top was less interesting imo, but it's worth it to just quickly scan all the inventions and stuff they have lined up. The Einstein portion is mostly dedicated to his biography, and as someone not too interested in Einstein, I skipped it mostly. (Did have some history of Jews in Switzerland though)

The plunder and temporary sections were also meh, but checking them out briefly was cool. Overall it does the job of a Bern history museum excellently, and the other things it was alright at.
Written 28 April 2023
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Whittlesford
Haselbury Plucknett, UK605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is superb museum concentrating on the evolution of the city and canton of Bern over the ages. It starts with the stone age, Celts and Romans (ground floor) goes on (first floor) to the riches acquired at the battle of Grandson, the looting of Lausanne cathedral and so on. This latter part of the exhibition shows how little is left: anything gold was melted down but the needlework is stupendous. Napoleon got revenge by financing the Egyptian campaign with Bern's gold. Then "From the early middle ages to the Ancien Régime" (basement), the glory and decline of the Ancien Régime (mezzanine) and finally 20th century Bern (3rd floor). Absolutely fascinating for anyone interested in Bernese, Swiss and European history. Yes, there's the Einstein museum, the Egyptian bit and Asian cultures as well.

We went twice so we could soak the place in. Only drawback is the rather feeble sheet of paper showing what's on each floor; a much more complete description would have helped.
Written 27 February 2023
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