Guided tours and workshops

Public guided tours

Sunday 30 January at 11:00: Family tour into the special exhibition Curiosities, strange wind instruments

Sunday 27. February at 11:00 Uhr: Special Exhibition «Curiosities, strange wind instruments» and visit of the study collection.

Fee: Ticket + voluntary contribution

Private guided tours and workshops

can be booked any time.

Contact Adrian v. Steiger, +41 31 311 01 37 (voice mail),
Bernese school classes get traveling costs paid by the program Kultur und Schule.


Guided tour

Duration: 1 hour, plus playing the instruments at the end

Max. 30 persons

Price by arrangement. School classes, youth bands and members BKMV receive discounted prices.

In German, English, French or Italian
Special topics on request (e.g. alphorn, instrument manufactories, concentration on certain instruments)
The tours also visit the otherwise closed study collection.
You can arrange your guided tour to include an apéro.


Duration: 2 hours approx.
5–25 persons
Price by arrangement

A Workshop consists of

  • A guided tour (see above)
  • Playing the instruments with instruction
  • Search and research tasks, appropriate to the age
First tryouts on wind instruments
First tryouts on wind instruments

Guided tours and workshops visit also the subbasement: The Study Collection of over 1000 instruments, exhibited by instrument families and their history.