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Historische Museum description and photos - Switzerland: Bern. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Historische Museum.
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If you cross the Are river from the Bernese casino along the Kirchenfeldbrucke bridge, you can go to the unusual building of the Historical Museum, reminiscent of an alpine castle. There is a monumental fountain in front of it.
This museum is dedicated to the history of the city and the canton of Bern. The first Historical Museum of Bern, the collection of which was later transported to Zurich and became the basis of the exposition of the Swiss National Museum, was founded in 1882. In 1892-1894, the present building of the museum was built especially for his collection on the Helvetsiyaplatz square. Two architects worked on it - Eduard von Rodt and Adolph Tische. In 1954, a branch of the Berne Historical Museum was opened in Oberhofen Castle. He stopped his work in 2009, when the building on Helvetiaplatz was expanded with an extension of an additional exhibition hall.
The Bern Historical Museum has a wealth of material on the ancient history of the canton of Bern. It also contains huge ethnographic and numismatic collections. It is worth mentioning the valuable Burgundy tapestries that became the property of the city during the Burgundian Wars. One of the attractions of the museum are fragments of the so-called Bernese sculpture, which were discovered in 1986.
The museum has about 500 thousand exhibits. Among them is the collection of oriental antiquities of the famous collector Henry Moser, which he donated to the museum in 1914.
In 2005, a temporary exhibition was opened at the museum, dedicated to the life and work of Albert Einstein. The organizers themselves did not even imagine how much excitement this exposition would cause. Therefore, after a while she was simply transferred to the Albert Einstein House-Museum.
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