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For teachers

As a place of extracurricular study, the Museum of Communication is a unique learning environment for students of all age groups. Visiting the museum as part of a school outing or school trip offers a fun place of learning in inspiring surroundings.

If you wish to discuss topics with your class such as face-to-face communication, digitisation or media literacy, the Museum of Communication is the perfect location for you. A multitude of other themes can also be delved into here – particularly in our annual temporary exhibitions.

You should plan to spend at least 1.5 hours here, or ideally 2 to 3 hours.

A museum for schools

The Museum of Communication is interested in working with teachers for the benefit of all. The Education and Outreach department examines the needs of teachers (individuals or as a team) and of lecturers and trainees at teacher training colleges.

Current programme PDF (in German and French)

The most varied educational offerings allow us to tailor visits from school groups to individual needs. The following range of services are available for teachers:

We also recommend that you read the practical guide “Ein Museum für die Schule - Mit der Schule ins Museum” (only in German).

Booking required

To avail of free admission for schools, you must book each visit in advance.

Choose from two offers:

Independent visit to the exhibition

Guided visit to the exhibition

All information about opening hours and admission fees can be found here.

Getting here

We would recommend the 15-minute walk past the Federal Palace (Bundeshaus) and Hotel Bellevue, over the Kirchenfeld bridge, past the Historical Museum on the left to Helvetiastrasse.

Or take tram numbers 6, 7 or 8 to Helvetiaplatz (5 mins)

Food & picnicking

The Museum of Communication does not have the space to offer a room for picnicking. We would kindly ask you not to bring any food or drink into the Café or museum. Tables, chairs and benches are available on the promenade outside the museum.

Affordable indoor food and drink options locally:

  • School cafeteria at Kirchenfeld Gymnasium: Kirchenfeldstrasse 25, 2-minute walk, booking required, 031 359 25 60
  • Bistro on Muristalden Campus: Muristrasse 8, 15-minute walk, booking required, 031 350 42 81
  • Spysi: winter months only (beginning of November until Easter), Junkerngasse 30 (entrance at the top of Gerechtigkeitsgässchen), 15-minute walk, booking required, 031 311 24 65

Contact

Gallus Staubli, head of education & outreach

Telephone: 031 357 55 19

Email: edu(at)mfk.ch

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