The Nidwalden Museum comprises three buildings: the Salzmagazin, the Winkelriedhaus with pavilion in Stans, and Fort Fürigen in Stansstad.
The Winkelriedhaus now serves as an art museum. The ancient patrician house is home to a permanent exhibition of works from the cantonal collection. The pavilion in the garden displays three temporary exhibitions annually, focusing on artists who have a connection with Nidwalden or are otherwise of interest to the region.
The Salzmagazin is the original venue of the Nidwalden Museum. Centrally located by the lower terminus of the Stanserhorn funicular railway, the annual exhibition housed here from spring to autumn addresses a theme from the culture or history of Nidwalden.
Fort Fürigen became part of the Nidwalden Museum in 1991. Its 200 metre long tunnel system leads into the interior of the Bürgenberg. In addition to two gun emplacements with canons and three machine guns, visitors can expect to find a labyrinth complete with fully equipped sleeping quarters, a kitchen and an infirmary with operating theatre.