Collection of Historical Material of the Swiss Armed Forces (HAM foundation)



Exhibition of the Foundation for Historical Material of the Swiss Armed Forces

Gain fascinating insights into the equipment used by the Swiss Armed Forces from 1800 to the present day. The HAM foundation procures and safeguards the material heritage of the Swiss Armed Forces on behalf of the Swiss government. The surviving artefacts from the past 200 years are cultural assets of major importance. As well as gathering historical objects, the foundation advocates the conservation, restoration and documentation of artefacts. Take a colourful trip back through history.

You can inspect the precious cultural heritage of the Swiss Armed Forces at various sites. Discover the exhibition on a group tour in Thun Schwäbis and learn a lot about uniforms, insigniaas well as surveying equipment and optical equipment. The storage space in Burgdorf displays some 600 historical vehicles, including tanks, wheel-based vehicles, construction vehicles, covered fourgon wagons and carriages.

Your highlights at a glance

  • Get a fascinating insight into the evolution of the Swiss Armed Forces
  • Learn more about the events of the past 200 years
  • View historic materials used by the Armed Forces 

To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way

  • Prior reservation is required to visit the exhibition in Thun or Burgdorf
  • Group tours must have at least six persons
  • Registration is required 2 weeks in advance
  • Duration of tour: 2-3 hours



Dayoff: Sunday


  • Bad Weather Offer

  • for Groups

  • Suitable for any weather

Other Furnishing/Equipment

  • Barrier-free access

  • Handicapped accessible WC


Schaulager Historisches Material der Schweizer Armee (Stiftung HAM)

3602 Thun

+41 58 468 45 12

[email protected]


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