Discover the fascinating world of bricks and tiles, experience traditional tile manufacturing and enjoy an idyllic cultural landscape that was shaped by the craft. The Ziegelei-Museum is the only museum of its kind in Switzerland. Here, your journey takes you from the ancient material clay to the most recent inventions of the still developing brick and tile industry.

The Zwergenwerkplatz is a nature-oriented playground and activity area for children where they may roam free and discover clay and nature.

The Ziegler-Beizli offers a choice of local products, home-made cake and delicious coffee, all of which you can enjoy on the shady terrace.

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Discover all the different facets of this ecological building material! Every year, our special exhibition is dedicated to another aspect, e.g. in the fields of art, nature or architecture.

The museum lies in the countryside, in the area of the former brick and tile works of the family Lörch. You may explore the original Ziegelhütte (brickworks) from the 19th century, a heritage site. Just in front is the Biotop, a nature reserve, which has developed in the former clay pit.

From time to time you may attend special courses related to clay working or manufacture and decorate your own «Feierabendziegel» ("end of work-tile") during an «Offene Werkstatt» (“open workshop”).


Special exhibition
Each year, we show at least one special exhibition that is related to industrial ceramics, building with clay, or with local art and culture.

This year, you can visit a new exciting exhibition details see here soon.

Former special exhibitions:
2013: «Betreten der Baustelle erwünscht» – exhibition about the construction of the new Ziegelei-Museum
2014: «Die modernen Sa(e)iten des guten Tons» – exhibition about the latest inventions and products of the Swiss brick and tile industry, in cooperation with
2015: 3 art exhibitions: Chamer Biennale, Rahel Boos-Yameogo and Jürg Bächtold
2016: «Gebaute Erde» („built earth“) – exhibition about pisé (rammed earth) architecture, in cooperation with Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst GmbH, Schlins A
2017: «Lebendige Land(wirt)schaft», eine Ausstellung der Trägervereine LEK Reuss Hünenberg und LLC (Lebensraum Landschaft Cham) sowie Pro Natura Zug
2018: "Roger Boltshauser, Pisé – Tradition und Potenzial" in Kooperation mit der TU München
2019: 2 Kunstausstellungen "Leto - ein Künstler zu Gast" und "René Büchi"
2020/21: BASEhabitat, Architektur für Entwicklung
2022: Brick 20, international brick award

This informations about upcoming events are available only in German

1. Okt. 2023

Ofenturm - Öffentliche Führung und Workshop >

22. Okt. 2023

Finissage der Architekturausstellung / Saisonende >

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