Ziegelei Museum


Until April 18th 2024: closed for winter
Groups may visit (almost) anytime by appointment. Requests for guided tours to: Email or via our Registration form (German).

April 19th to October 27th, 2024:
Museum and coffee shop: Wed through Sun 2:00 – 5:00 pm



Museum entrance fee
CHF 7.- / 3.-
Guided tour through the museum
(groups of 12 / 25 persons)
CHF 200.-/300.-
Complete price list for download

Individual visitors may join public tours or workshops or experience clay as a material by themselves.  Check our offers and dates.

Would you like to book an individual guided tour? – call us at 041 741 36 24 or contact us via our registration form.

Machine collection

Our machine collection is located on the grounds of the brickworks Ziegelei Keller, plant Paradies, in Schlatt TG and can only be visited by appointment.
More information, contact, and location (German)


By public transport
From Cham station, take the bus no. 43 in the direction of Hagendorn, Rumentikon to the stop „Hagendorn, Ziegelei-Museum“. Cross the main road just at the bus stop and walk to the right along the field to the turnoff into the small forest (brown road sign “Ziegelei-Musem”). Distance from the bus stop approx. 500 m / 6 minutes.

By car
Autobahn (superhighway) A4, exit 33 „Cham“. From there, take the main road in the direction of Sins. Drive past the turnoff to Hagendorn and turn left after 350 m into the small forest (brown road sign “Ziegelei-Musem”). There are only few parking spaces.

For navigation system users:
Depending on your device, our address (Ziegelhütte) is listed either in Hagendorn or Cham.
Caution: if your device is not up-to-date, the search for the POI “Ziegelei-Museum” could lead you to our old address at the Riedstrasse 9 in 6330 Cham which is quite a distance away!

KrokiDirections PDF (German)


The team of the Ziegelei-Museum is happy to welcome you at the museum and in the coffee shop!

Ute W. Gottschall, museum director
Myrta Freimann, head of administration, operation
Vera Horat, education and mediation
Kristina Platt, Shop, reception desk
Hannes Flück, documentation, reception desk
Beat Hägi, museum guide
Gertrud Arnold, museum guide
Yvonne Vögeli, museum guide
... and more

The Stiftung Ziegelei-Museum is a non-profit organization. The foundation is supported by private patrons, foundations, enterprises, municipalities, nature and heritage organizations and many individual benefactors. We wish to thank all our patrons who made the construction of the new Ziegelei-Museum possible and who continue to support the operation of the museum with its scientific department.
See list of patrons and sponsors


The foundation Stiftung Ziegelei-Museum was founded in 1982. Its purpose is the preservation of the Ziegelhütte (brickworks) in Hagendorn near Cham and of the accompanying Biotop (nature reserve) in the former clay pit as well as the fostering of a brick and tile museum and all related activities, especially in the field of clay processing.

The foundation board consists of at least 5 members who represent different sectors/unions: construction sector, brick and tile industry, the Canton of Zug, the local municipality of Cham, Pro Natura Zug, Heritage Society of the Canton of Zug, Swiss brick and tile Association, Baumeisterverband, Verband Gebäudehülle Schweiz, kantonale Direktion des Innern represented by the Amt für Archäologie und Denkmalpflege and the municipality of Cham.
See list of the board
6332 Hagendorn / Cham
Tel. +41 41 741 36 24


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Ziegelei-Museum · Ziegelhütte · 6332 Hagendorn / Cham · +41 41 741 36 24 ·
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