Fotomuseum Winterthur – Museum of Photography and Photographic Media

The Swiss Museum of Contemporary and Classic Arts and Documentary Photography enjoys international acclaim for its exhibitions.
From June 2023 to spring 2025, the exhibition rooms will be closed for renovation and conversion work. During this time, events and workshops as well as mediation offers for schools and groups will continue to take place.

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With its pictures ranging from art to documentation of the ordinary, this Swiss Mecca of photography captivates more than just hardened fans. The Winterthur Museum of Photography enthuses fans with contemporary collections in addition to the temporary exhibitions for which it is renowned.

The museum operates in collaboration with the Fotostiftung Schweiz association. It also includes a bistro, library, lounge and shop.

And it's good to know that these Winterthur museums are just 20 minutes away from Zurich City.

Winterthur Museum Pass

Experience this and many other museums with the Winterthur Museum Pass: CHF 29 for 1 day (excluding Technorama), CHF 44 for 2 days (including Technorama). The Museum Pass can be purchased at the Tourist Information at Winterthur Train Station, in the museums, or online.


According to the exhibitionCHF 12 (reduced price CHF 10)
Admission to all exhibitionsCHF 19 (reduced price CHF 15)
Children 0 – 16 years oldfree entrance
On Wednesday, 5pm – 8pmfree entrance

Opening Hours

Currently closed


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 19.9 km 35 min
Zürich Airport 14 km 27 min
Fotomuseum Winterthur
Grüzenstrasse 44+45
8400  Winterthur