Kunst Museum Winterthur
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Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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Ailbhe F
Zug, Switzerland5 contributions
Oct 2019
The information in The Art of Winterthur review is helpful as you will miss the best of what's available if you only visit one; however it misses the information (as did I until I visited Reinhardt am Stadtgarten) that there is a further wonderful collection at Oskar Reinhart's home (on the hill above the city) Am Römerholz.
If you are only there for the day it is probably worth "editing" your visit. While the Stadthaus museum focusses more on the 20th Century + incl contemporary artists, the room with the extraordinary Monet seascape Belle-île, coucher de soleil is worth a visit for the paintings shown here alone.
For families - young children seemed to be fascinated by the Natural History wing of the museum.
Written 16 December 2019
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,324 contributions
Sep 2019
Three museums fall under the umbrella of Kunst Museum Winterthur; Beim Stadthaus, Reinhart am Stadtgarten and Villa Flora. You can visit all three for a single price, a real bargain. Villa Flora is currently closed for renovations. The other two are within short walking distance of each other.

Combined these two museums offer a wide range of art to take in. I liked both equally well. Reinhart am Stadtgarten has quite a lot of German, Austrian and Swiss art, including Ferdinand Hodler, while Beim Stadthaus has a broader range of artwork, including works by Monet and Van Gogh. All the museums were built from private collections. Much of the art is from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Both of these museums are within short walking distance from the train station. Winterthur itself is a short train ride from Zürich and has a wonderful art scene that could keep you busy all day.

I enjoyed my art filled visit to Winterthur.
Written 10 November 2019
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whitewitch_nj
Cluj-Napoca, Romania66 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Not the best museum I've visited but also not the worse, Overall decent collection but not impressed by the 20th century collection. But then again I've never understood the 20th century art.
Written 5 May 2019
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Kingsley Flint
Cossonay, Switzerland187 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
What an amazing collection of paintings! Lovers of art should be encouraged to go to Winterthur if only for this museum, which is of course not the only one in town. The hundred year old building is an art object in itself and the staff are very helpful, and speak good enough English, although, like most modern Swiss Germans, not much French, which is slightly surprising. The building also houses an astonishing Natural History museum. If you are a member of Raiffeisen Bank you are allowed free entry if you show your credit card.
Written 25 July 2018
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Helen M
27 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
The first room contained some lovely Monet's and some by Van Gogh however, there were only a few other rooms filled with some more modern works which we were not particularly interested in. There was one Picasso that I could see but overall I feel as though it, sadly, was not worth the entry fee unless you are really interested in that art. The Oskar Reinhart Collection was more interesting and exceedingly more extensive in my opinion. There appeared to be a decent sized cafe at the Kunstmuseum although we did not go in.
Written 19 May 2017
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Sandro C
Casorezzo, Italy405 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Very interesting Art museum in the Center of Winterthur, with large collections on display that cover century of (mostly) European art with some US artists. Not to be missed
Written 21 April 2017
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sgpboston
boston76 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
This is a wonderful collection of impressionist and early modern art in a traditional and beautiful space. It's nice to see these pieces (others have listed the artists) on uncrowded walls in a subtly beautiful space (fine woodwork everywhere) in this traditional building (100 years old but in a mid-1800 style - very grand). Rooms are 2 stories high with windows along top floor to allow plenty of indirect light to admire paintings and a few sculptures. The addition is modern in the best and worst sense: stark, large, space for big installations, and missable.
Written 30 May 2016
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Merryn S
Sydney, Australia43 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I was captivated by the two large rooms full of impressionist and post impressionist art works. I was alone in the rooms, which made it even more special.
Written 12 May 2016
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brucewife
Zurich, Switzerland301 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
We went on a Sunday afternoon to visit the museum. The building itself looks like a greek temple. On the ground floor is an exhibition natural-history- very interesting for kids and adults - unfortunately only in german. The entrance for this exhibition is only 3 CHF.
The art collection is surprisingly large (entrance 15 CHF) Mostly french art of the beginning 20th century.
The new wing is very modern. There is a little coffee for a break. A very nice way to spend an sunday afternoon.
Written 20 March 2016
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
Kunstmuseum Winterthur is located about one block from the old town. There are restrooms, lockers (2CHF, returned), and a café for patrons and visitors. I inquired with the reception/cashier about photo taking and was told on the main floor photos are okay, but on the upper floor a maximum of 10 photos are allowed.

INSIDER TIP: The museum is open Tuesday evenings until 8pm, 3 hours later than the normal exhibit hours and except for a special evening viewing the ‘El Frauenfelder usser mir’ tour I had the entire museum to myself the last 90 minutes before the museum closed. Highly recommend to go after 6pm on Tuesday evenings!

The main floor hosts the ‘El Frauenfelder usser mir’ exhibit through mid-December, which is a large selection of paintings. The upper floor displays the private collection of great works of art such as paintings from van Gogh, Gris, Vallatton, Monet, Sisley, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Arp and sculptures from Rodin, Maillol and many more. There is a special section of projects from artist Richard Deacon ‘On the Other side’.

The museum was very enjoyable to view in the late evening on Tuesday, without the crowds. I did not observe any explanations of the artwork in English and the reception/cashier did not have any additional information in English when I inquired. It would be a bonus to have some information for visitors explaining paintings and/or history of the artist and exhibits.
Written 23 October 2015
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