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Portrait

Would you like to know more about how people in the Surselva lived in the past? What their work was, their housing and clothing?
A visit to the "Museum Regiunal Surselva" is a journey into the past, back to the 16th century. The treasures displayed here will amaze you.
The building itself is well worth seeing. The ancient patrician’s house was the oldest residence of the gentry family Schmid of Gruneck. The vaults in the basement and ground floor date from the high Middle Ages. The festival hall is decorated with Renaissance murals. In 1980 the Casa Carniec was purchased by a foundation. The house was restored and in 1988 the Museum was established. The exhibition consists of 40 sections and topics. The catchment area is the valleys of the Surselva region which are composed of multiple and diverse linguistic communities: Romansch, German speakers and the colonies of the Walser. In the museum, objects from most of the villages –there are more than 60- can be found.

Visitor’s information

Opening hours
Tuesdays, Thursdys, Saturdays and every first Sunday of the month from 2.00-5.00 p.m.

Tel. Information desk: ++41 81 925 43 23

Guided tours

Guided tours for groups are available outside the opening hours. Bookings can be made on the following office number: ++41 81 925 41 81. A guided tour takes about 1½ hours and costs sFr. 75.- outside the opening hours.

Prices

Entrance: sFr. 8.- adults / sFr. 4.- children

Film selection

The Museum gathers films illustrating the exhibited topics. These are shown as digital videos in the projection room “Panorama.Surselva”. Of particular interest is the programme window ‘From private archives’ showing films by amateur film directors from the Surselva region. Other programme windows allow you to watch films by the Swiss Society for Folklore, the ‘Televisiun Rumantscha’ and current examples of the young Romansch cinematic production ‘Giuven film romontsch’.