Zug Castle Museum

The Zug Castle Museum is located within the historic walls of the castle on the edge of Zug's old town.
Museum Burg Zug
The winding castle on the edge of Zug's old town is the oldest secular building still standing in the town of Zug and one of its landmarks. Once a medieval seat of power, later the representative residence of important Zug families, Zug's historical museum has been located in the castle since 1983. It offers visitors a variety of exhibition themes in the permanent exhibition, special exhibitions on current topics with an accompanying calendar of events, a wide range of guided tours, special offers and workshops for children and school classes, and seasonal events. In 2017, Museum Burg Zug was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award.

In the permanent exhibition, which was redesigned in 2014, each room offers its own thematically self-contained exhibition. This creates a delightful mosaic that encourages visitors to come back again and again to discover or delve into aspects anew. History is experienced authentically in the historic rooms: in the Landtwing Cabinet, one senses the influence of French culture, which Zug mercenaries brought back home from foreign service in the 18th century. The Hediger room shows the history of the castle's ownership and gives an impression of upper middle-class living around 1900. In the thematic rooms, different facets of Zug's cultural history are illuminated by atmospheric displays: Rule and warfare in the Middle Ages, religion and the Baroque world of experience, domestic culture, arts and crafts or coinage. In the blue wallpapered burghers' parlor, visitors can create their own wallpaper pattern. The wallpaper on the walls is a new print based on a historical model of the 18th century. In the popular model of the town, Zug around 1750 is compared with today's town. Complete historical-commercial furnishings can be seen in a shoemaker's workshop from the 1930s or in the Luthiger drugstore.

The cartoon character Lili accompanies children of reading age with a map pocket through the individual rooms of the castle. Equipped with a castle bag, the castle can already be discovered by preschoolers in an age-appropriate and playful way. The specially designed room for children also makes the hearts of young visitors beat faster: it invites them to play, dress up and linger. The adventure tours for families are just as much a part of the castle as the themed children's birthday parties.


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Event dates

Weekly on Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am - 5:00pm until Fri, May 17 2024

Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 2:00 - 5:00pm until Fri, May 17 2024

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