Basket-weaving Museum

Thun Basket-weaving Museum

  • Thun

Learn more about traditional wickerwork

The Thun Basket-weaving Museum presents artworks woven from wicker, rattan, paper and seaweed. From a tiny basket to a child’s wheelchair, this exceptional museum introduces you to the history of the traditional craft.

A wooden staircase leads to the Basket-weaving Museum, where all manner of unique items are displayed. Several of these are family heirlooms; others were entrusted to the Basket-weaving Museum by self-employed basket weaver Therese Leutwyler. The range of items on show in the museum is astonishing: everything from a woven child’s wheelchair to a tiny basket is exhibited. Special exhibitions provide details of weaving techniques, materials or woven artworks from around the world.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Admire artworks woven from various materials
  • Learn about the profession of basket weaving and wickerwork, from bygone times to the current day
  • Visit special exhibitions devoted to a specific subject

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note

  • Check details of special exhibitions at the Basket-weaving Museum
  • Check the opening times of the museum
  • By appointment, the museum and the wickerwork workshop can also be visited outside official opening hours
  • Combine your visit with a tour of the old town of Thun
Personal tip
"I was amazed by what people can weave. The artworks were both surprising and inspiring."

Flechtmuseum Thun

Neufeldstrasse 6

3604 Thun


Phone: +41 33 336 32 68


Website: www.flechtereien.ch

General information

Saturday, 24.06.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 25.06.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 22.07.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 23.07.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 26.08.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 27.08.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 23.09.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 24.09.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday, 28.10.2023 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday, 29.10.2023 13:00 - 17:00
April – October every 4th weekend open (1.00 pm – 5.00 pm)
By appointment, the museum and the wickerwork workshop can also be visited outside official opening hours
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • Suitable for the Elderly
Payment Options
  • Cash
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet

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