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Visiting Sitterwerk

We look forward to welcoming you to the art library, the material archive and the exhibition rooms. Tours can only be offered for a maximum of 25 people. From the 13th of September, corona certificates are obligatory in public institutions and at events, also during guided tours at Sitterwerk. In addition, the wearing of mask in interior spaces is mandatory.

Admission to the Kunstbibliothek and Werkstoffarchiv

CHF 10.– / reduced CHF 5.– / members of the circle of patrons gratis

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 2-6 p.m.
Saturday closed

Opening hours on Holidays: Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost Day, White Monday and All Saints' Day, from 2-6pm

On Good Friday, 1st of August (National Holiday), 25. December, 26. December and 1st of January the Sitterwerk is closed to the public.

The Sitterwerk will be closed from the 27th to the 31st of December 2021.

Public Tours
CHF 10.– / reduced CHF 5.– / members of the circle of patrons gratis

The public guided tours offer individuals an insight into the areas of the Sitterwerk Foundation, the Kesselhaus Josephsohn and the Kunstgiesserei.
The dates are:
· Tuesday, 11.05.21, 5.30 pm, in English, cancelled
· Wednesday, 30.06.21, 5.30 pm
· Monday, 23.08.21, 5.30 pm
· Wednesday, 22.09.21, 5.30 pm
· Thursday, 28.10.21, 5.30 pm
The tour lasts about 1.5 hours, registration is required:

Private Tours

The Sitterwerk Foundation offers tours of the Kunstgiesserei, the Kesselhaus Josephsohn, the Kunstbibliothek, and the Werkstoffarchiv for groups of up to 25 individuals. As an introduction, the history and function of the individual institutions are described and the production of cast sculptures is explained. The individual work steps in the production process can be comprehended during the tour through the workshops of the Kunstgiesserei and the collections of the Sitterwerk.

Private tours are offered from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. A tour lasts around 1.5 hours and costs CHF 400.– per group plus CHF 5.– admission per person.
A reduced rate of CHF 250.– plus 5.– per person applies for school classes.
Members of the Sitterwerk circle of patrons pay CHF 300.– per group.

Early registration is recommended

Guestroom (currently not available)

Extensive research is possible in the guestroom of the Kunstbibliothek and Werkstoffarchiv.
An overnight stay for one or two individuals costs CHF 50.– per night.

Reservation upon request at

Visits in combination with room rental and catering


The atmosphere in the Sitterwerk provides a suitable framework for symposia, seminars, or festive occasions. The room of the Kunstbibliothek and Werkstoffarchiv is suitable for evening events with catering and is rented out during the week outside opening hours. For conferences and seminars that take place during the day, a further room is available on the premises. Room rentals are usually offered in combination with a guided tour. The rates are listed below.


In combination with tours or room rentals, we organize individual menus, aperitifs of various sizes and customized catering. The number of places for dinners is limited to around 60 individuals. The person of reference is the main chef of the kitchen, Susanne Keller.
Request an offer


Rental of the Kunsbibliothek/Werkstoffarchiv for an evening event
Standard: CHF 400.–

Patrons: CHF 250.–

Donors: 1× each year gratis, then at the patron rate

Rental of the Kunsbibliothek/Werkstoffarchiv/Depot for meetings or symposia
Standard: CHF 600.– all-day / CHF 400.–
Patrons: CHF 350.– all-day / CHF 250.–
Donors: 1× each year gratis, then at the patron rate

Rental of the Kunsbibliothek/Werkstoffarchiv or Kesselhaus Josephsohn for small aperitifs

Standard: CHF 100.–

Patrons: CHF 90.–

Donors: 1× each year gratis, then at the patron rate

Seating arrangements (with or without tables)

Lump sum of CHF 100.–

Video projectors, overhead projectors, flipcharts, and WiFi are available upon request.

Supervision, Support

CHF 50.–/hour