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Specialized Museums

Museum of Swiss Customs

Gandria

Smuggling, drug searches, trademark piracy, prevention of trade in endangered species – museum visitors can gain an insight into the daily work of Switzerland’s customs officers and border control guards. You can also experience how these professions have evolved over the years. Detail

Museo delle dogane svizzero
Cantine di Gandria
6978 Gandria
Tel. +41(0)58 462 67 43
Fax +41(0)58 462 61 65
zollmuseum@ezv.admin.ch
www.zollmuseum.ch


Museo in Erba

Lugano

This didactic and educational museum offers the possibility of discovering art, expressing emotions and creativity in an atelier by playing. Activities of Baby Art for tiny children and their parents. Detail

Museo in Erba
Riva Caccia 1
6900 Lugano
Tel. + 41 (0)91 835 52 54
ilmuseoinerba@bluewin.ch
www.museoinerba.com


The Cantonal Museum of Natural History

Lugano

The Natural History Museum investigates, documents, studies and divulges the knowledge relating to the natural heritage of the Canton Ticino. Exhibition: animal and plants (dioramas), minerals, rocks and fossils (famous reptiles of Monte S. Giorgio). Large mushroom exhibition. Temporary exhibitions. Detail

Museo Cantonale di Storia Naturale
CP 5487, Viale C. Cattaneo 4
6900 Lugano
Tel. +41 (0)91 815 47 61
Fax +41 (0)91 815 47 69
dt-mcsn@ti.ch
www.ti.ch/mcsn


Swissminiatur

Melide

Swissminiatur is an open-air museum where one can admire the most important Swiss buildings and means of transportation. Self-service restaurant with local, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Playground for children.
Detail

Swissminiatur
Via Cantonale 3
6815 Melide
Tel. +41 (0)91 640 10 60
Fax +41 (0)91 640 10 69
info@swissminiatur.ch
www.swissminiatur.ch


The Hermann Hesse Museum

Montagnola

The Museum hosts precious evidence of Hermann Hesse’s last 43 years in Montagnola up until his death. Detail

Museo Hermann Hesse
Torre Camuzzi - Ra Cürta
6926 Montagnola
Tel. +41 (0)91 993 37 70
Tel. +41 (0)91 993 37 50 Caffè Letterario Boccadoro
Fax +41 (0)91 993 37 72
info@hessemontagnola.ch
www.hessemontagnola.ch


Radio Museum

Rivera

Story of the Radio since Guglielmo Marconi (1895) up to today. Exhibition of Radio receivers, parts of transmitters, equipment of measurement, electron valves. Library about broadcasting technology and the beautiful story of wireless communication. Detail

Museo della Radio
Stazione Radio del Monte Ceneri
6802 Rivera
Tel. +41 (0)79 620 02 06
renato.ramazzina@bluewin.ch


The Alprose Chocolate Museum

Caslano

Visit to the museum and factory including free tasting. Origin, production and history of chocolate. Detail

Museo del Cioccolato Alprose
Via Rompada 36
6987 Caslano
Tel. +41(0)91 611 88 56
museum@stollwerck.com
www.alprose.ch


The Fishing Museum

Caslano

This fascinating exhibition gives us an idea of fishing from prehistoric times to today, touching upon several subjects like boat construction, the fish trade, the production of fishing nets, fish species found in our rivers and lakes, ancient fishing techniques, all this, in a relaxing environment close to the lake shore. Detail

Museo della Pesca
Via Meriggi 32
6987 Caslano
Tel. +41(0)91 606 63 63
Fax +41(0)91 606 66 58
museopesca@bluewin.ch
www.museodellapesca.ch


Museum of "Grappa"

Castelrotto

Display of 4 still used in Ticino in 1900 and portable distillery of 1910. Designs, projects and descriptions illustrate the steps taken. Detail

Museo della Grappa
6980 Castelrotto
Tel. +41(0)79 449 36 54


Railway Museum Lugano - Ponte Tresa

Ponte Tresa

Permanent exhibition on material and documents regarding the Ferrovie Luganesi SA’s first 100 years of life of and, in particular, concerning the Lugano Ponte Tresa railroad line. Detail

Vicolo Ponte Vecchio 6
6988 Ponte Tresa
Tel. +41 (0)91 605 13 05
info@flpsa.ch
www.flpsa.ch


Gold Mine Museum

Sessa

The Mining Museum constitutes a “Unicum” in Ticino, that is, a rarity no to be missed. Detail

Museo della Miniera d'Oro
Cà du Lol / Piazza da Sora 1
6997 Sessa
Tel. +41 (0)78 686 69 97
zanetti.luana@hotmail.com


Museum of fossils from Monte San Giorgio

Meride

Remodeled and expanded by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta, the Museum of fossils from Monte San Giorgio was inaugurated the 13th of october of 2012. The structure exhibits a selection of fossilized animals and plants from the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site of Monte San Giorgio. Detail

Museo dei Fossili del Monte San Giorgio
Via Bernardo Peyer 9
6866 Meride
Tel. + 41 (0)91 640 00 80
Fax +41 (0)91 646 17 37
info@montesangiorgio.org
www.montesangiorgio.org