ON THE ROAD – History and stories about barrel and fairground organs

Public guided tours of the special exhibition are held on the last Saturday of the month at 11.30 a.m.

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Swiss music boxes in a class of their own
Special exhibition from 1 October 2021 to 24 April 2022.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Idealisierendes Gemälde von Joseph Karl Stieler, ca. 1820 (Detail).

Roll over Beethoven

from December 16, 2020 to August 1, 2021

Heinrich Weiss (*22. Juni 1920), Gründer des Museums für Musikautomaten in Seewen SO.

100 years of Heinrich Weiss

"100 years of Heinrich Weiss – photos and favourite objects from the life of the museum's founder"

from June 23, 2020 to November 1, 2020

8 Musikstücke; Kamm mit 85 Tönen; 6 Glocken, Trommel mit 8 Schlägeln. Mit sichtbaren Glocken, versteckter Trommel und Figur. 61 x 31 x 21 cm (L. x T. x H.)

Automaton Music 4.0

40 years, 4 themes, one exhibition and visions of the future

from March 26, 2019 to March 1, 2020

Fingerring mit Figurenautomat und Musikwerk - wohl Isaac-Daniel Piguet, Genf, um 1803

Melodic Gold

Glorious masterpieces from the collection of the Museum of Music Automatons

from 1 June 2018 to 31 January 2019

Claude Debussy - Portrait von Marcel Baschet (1884)

Claude Debussy “live”

Performances by the French composer captured on the Welte-Mignon recording piano

from 25 March 2018 to 21 May 2018


Stella, Gloria and Edelweiss

Metal disc music from Switzerland
Special exhibition from 17 September 2016 to 1 October 2017

Max Reger

The last Romantic? Max Reger and the Welte Philharmonie organ

A special exhibition from 11 May 2016 to 20 November 2016

Charlie mit seiner Schlagzeugbatterie wird von einer Drehorgel begleitet.

Charlie and Friends – A homage to Franz Oehrlein

Special exhibition
22 October 2015 to 10 April 2016

Chantal Meteor 200. Jukebox, Chantal Limited Bristol, Grossbritannien 1959. 100 Single-Platten mit 200 Wahlmöglichkeiten

The Golden Age of the Jukebox – Music from Automatons

Special exhibition
from September 19th 2014 through August 30th 2015 – extended until April 10th 2016

Die Zither1

The Zither

A Musical Instrument of Parlour, Art and Folk Music

7 May to 24 August 2014

The organ console

As if by Magic

A history of the Welte Company to mark the 100th anniversary of the Welte Philharmonie organ

until 31 March 2014

Temple automaton of Seewen with music box, singing birds, pianist and clock (manufactured by F. Rochat, Geneva, about 1825; height 72 cm)

Music in time

Mechanical musical clocks moved the daily life

from June 22nd 2010 through February 27th 2011- extended until June 26th 2011

Music box „Automatic Drum“

The art of sound - Early days, golden age and decline of Swiss music boxes

May 14, 2009 through December 6, 2009 - extended until 14.02.2010

Coin-operated gramophone with three horns

When the Sound Still Came from the Horn

The fascinating world of phonographs and gramophones in a temporary exhibition at the Museum of Music Automatons in Seewen SO

April 11, 2008 through October 26, 2008 - opened until February 1, 2009

Gold watch, Zofingen, early 18th century

What's the time?

A homage to the Swiss-German watchmaker’s art

from 4 May to 28 October 2007

MMA_Clown mit Schirm, Paris, 1878

Musical Reveries

A Journey through the World of Automatons

from 31 March to 22 October 2006


Jewels of Time

Watches from the collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York USA

from 28 June to 11 September 2005

Railway station automaton, Sissach, 1898

Musique de gare - Station Music Boxes of Switzerland

from 25 February to 12 June 2005