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Exhibition | Museum

Old living

Discover in mouth how people used to live! 

The building complex

The large, stepped building complex, which stands out from the overall picture of the village due to its brickwork, is of above-average value. According to art historian Walter Ruppen, the stone substructure on which the wooden building erected in 1852 stands dates from the second half of the 17th century. The cellar walls with their arches point to this period.

The eastern part of the wall, the actual tower, was built much earlier. Historically, it probably has a connection with the stone storehouse of 1395 located somewhat to the south, a date revealed by the dendrochronological examination of the Office for Archaeology of the City of Zurich. The tower-like building to the east of the wooden part could probably date back to the time when noble families ruled over Mund (13th-14th century). It is well known that these ruling dynasties lived in tower- or castle-like buildings to demonstrate their power.

The historical exhibition "Old Living"

As soon as you enter the house, you feel transported back in time. The cultural-historical housing exhibition shows a typical living situation of yesteryear. How did people live, how did they cook and how did they work? The exhibition "Old Living" shows all this and much more. The knowledgeable guides complement the exhibits with exciting stories about the way people lived in Mund.


Admission to the "Old Living" exhibition is free with the guest card.
CHF 5.00 per person (Year-round offer for groups of 10 or more with reservation).


10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
10:30 - 12:00 , 14:00 - 16:30
Open all year round for groups (from 10 people) on request. Book in advance!


Old living
3903 Mund

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