Museum im Bellpark – the forum for history, photography and art

Museum im Bellpark – the forum for history, photography and art


Focusing on history, photography and art, the Museum im Bellpark is home to an eclectic gathering of themes. Where else would you find exhibitions featuring motorways, associations, huts and shacks, bunkers and mopeds?

Local history discoveries are juxtaposed with present-day topics to produce surprising results. A key focus of the museum is photography. Temporary exhibitions showing current trends in Swiss art are also part of the museum’s concept. The Museum im Bellpark in Kriens is assembling an archive on local history themes and collecting contemporary Swiss drawings.

It occupies the former Villa Florida, which was built in 1911 by the well-known hotel architect, Emil Vogt (1863–1936).

Children in the museum

The Museum im Bellpark is family- and child-friendly. For instance, its annual Bellpark Night includes an extra child-oriented programme. Taking place on four Saturday mornings in the autumn are sessions where the focus is on playful discovery. The museum also organises guided tours especially for families.

Details of the child-friendly programme can be found by visiting the Museum im Bellpark website.

Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday: 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Guided tours by appointment


Location and contact

Museum im Bellpark
Luzernerstrasse 21
6011 Kriens
+41 (0)41 310 33 81
Location fully accessible/usable
Wheelchair-accessible WC available