Museum zu Allerheiligen

Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen: Hours, Address, Museum zu Allerheiligen Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum zu Allerheiligen
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11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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The Museum zu Allerheiligen is situated in the Old Town of Schaffhausen, in the premises of the former Benedictine All Saints Monastery. The region's most important museum houses Archeology, History, Art and Natural History under one roof.
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RandonneurLondon
London, UK86 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We visited on the Bodensee Plus ticket. This museum combines cultural history, art and natural sciences. The art includes examples of Swiss artists such as Felix Vallotton, Segantini, Ferdinand Hodler and many more, especially those associated with Schaffhausen. The building was bombed in WWII so a lot of masterpieces were destroyed, but we saw an exhibition showing how the rest of Switzerland, including other museums, raised money for them to rebuild the museum and its collections, and donated works of art. There was also an interesting exhibition on natural resources. Much of the permanent collection doesn’t have labels in languages other than German, but the temporary exhibitions did. There is a map of the museum in English. Staff are very friendly and the coffee and cakes in the cafe are excellent. They accept cards, which is useful if you are visiting for the day from Germany and don’t want to obtain Swiss francs. Schaffhausen is a delightful town to visit.
Written 14 September 2019
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Yi N
Newark, DE93 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The museum is in the historical cloister. That said, a huge building with lots of rooms and items to see spanning history, art, and natural science.
Free admission on the 1st Sat. is still a thing. Their English website still displays schedules in 2018... bummer... Try the German and French pages for the info of 2019.
The labels by the items are only in German. If you need English or French translations, you can borrow a book from the front desk. Yes, a book... I didn't want to carry it so I just walked around and looked at the exhibits. Took me almost 2 hours, and I didn't pay much attention to the natural science exhibits, as I'm a scientist. So if you have the time and want to read the text, plan a whole day here.
Written 22 May 2019
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Tricia F
Bonita Springs, FL139 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Great rainy day activity. The museum was open free the 1st Sunday of each month, but I'm not sure if it still is. Amazing artifacts and antiquities from around the world. Entirely in German, but there are usually English written materials explaining the areas of display. If you are in Schaffhausen for more than a day, or the weather is not cooperating, this is a good place to visit.
Written 20 April 2017
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vanessashihtzu
Gloucester, UK415 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
lots to do and see, the building is huge on many floors we lost count. lots of rooms and corridors packed full of all sorts of fascinating exhibits, we didn't get chance to see it all as there was so much, we will return. Staff very friendly and spoke a bit of English.
Written 29 March 2017
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Stefan M
Schaffhausen, Switzerland12 contributions
Jul 2016
The museum allerheiligen is one of the most interesting of the many local museums you can find in smaller towns. They don't have a must see art collection but there are some really nice pieces (Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Tobias Stimmer, the Jünteler-Epitaph (1449) Cuno Amiet, Hans Brühlmann, Adolf Dietrich, Otto Dix, Ferdinand Hodler, Niklaus Stoecklin, Félix Vallotton and others).
Since the museum is located in an abbey of the 11th century there is a lot to sea from those days. There are original rooms which origin from different centuries. So you can travel through the ages to the modern times including some impressing insights of the town's WW2 experiences, industrialisation and much more. There is also a lot to see about the pre-historic period and last but not least there is a very fine and vast collection of artefacts that confronts the ancient world of the east with the west (Ebnöther Collection).
Moreover there are sophisticated special changing exhibitions, a graphic arts collection of 25'000 pieces.
Written 9 October 2016
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BarbaraMartin74
Zofingen, Switzerland139 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
You wouldn't expect much from a local museum in such a small town as Schaffhausen. But you would be wrong. This museum has a lot of different things, from pictures of Swiss artists, contemporary art to archaeology and mediaeval artefacts. I wasn't able to visit it all but I was particularly impressed by the archaeological part, which is very well-conceived, with a clever use of the newest technologies (the most impressive is a book, which you open and it turns into a moving 3d picture on the screen in front of you). Both children and adults will love it! The temporary exhibition, dedicated to pictures and accoutns of travellers in Switzerland, was also very interesting. And the museum is free every first Saturday of the month (if I'm not mistaken)!
Written 22 March 2016
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atlantagreen
Atlanta, GA45 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
The architecture is beautiful and there is a lot to see in this former monastery. However, it's not particularly accessible for someone with walking challenges. There are many steps and ramps and alcoves to work your way through. A rainy day made the museum very warm and I found myself needing to stop in the cafe down stairs for a cold drink part of the way through. I wouldn't take young children here. And I wouldn't make a special trip out of my way to visit. But it's a good place to see some fascinating history under one roof.
Written 12 October 2015
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Thank you for your recent stay at Museum zu Allerheiligen and for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We are sorry for the inconvenience the difficult access to the Museum has caused you. A large part of the museum is housed in the premises of the former Benedictine All Saints monastery. For this reason the building is only partially wheelchair-accessible and access is diffucult for walking-impaired persons. However, we are constantly striving to improve accessibility for people with a mobility impairment. In order to make their visit as agreeable as possible we are always happy to make special preparations by prior arrangement. Best regards
Written 20 October 2015
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k8nne
Milford, PA34 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
If you are in Schaffhausen, this museum is definitely worth visiting. It presents the local history through interesting exhibits and artifacts. Take a pleasant stroll through the medieval herb garden and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Written 6 September 2015
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Senex81
Cambridge, UK34 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This museum of local history, from the Stone Age onwards. Is a model of what a local museum can be. The material is superbly displayed and clearly explained, although not in English.
Written 25 August 2015
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Dana_Happy2010
Edinburgh, UK354 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Beautifully done up and very interesting history. In the heart of the city, within easy reach. Well worth a visit when in Schaffhausen.
Written 25 May 2015
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