The Kunstmuseum St.Gallen

The Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, with its attractive, temporary exhibitions of contemporary and modern art, enjoys international renown. As a treasure chest of eastern Switzerland, the museum houses an abundant collection of paintings and sculptures from the Late Middle Ages through to the present, the highlights of which are shown in a permanent exhibition. 

The building, constructed in 1877 by Johann Christoph Kunkler in a neoclassical style, invites one to stroll through the art of the past and present: a dialogue of old and new enables a diversified cultural experience, whereby international traveling exhibitions can be seen, and masterpieces of the past meet today’s contemporary art! An extensive educational programming team has made the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen an attractive place for encountering art of the past and present!

The Kunstzone (art zone) in the Lokremise (engine depot), the Kunstmuseum’s second «venue», serves as a culture lab for contemporary art. The immediate proximity to cinema and dance/theater opens up fascinating synergies in terms of content, the raw character of the interior enables process-oriented exhibitions.

Opening hours and admission

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Open on Easter Monday and Whit-Monday.
Closed on January 1, Good Friday, August 1, December 24, December 25 and December 31. 

AdultsCHF 12.–
Seniors (AHV ID), Groups of 8 and moreCHF 10.–
StudentsCHF 6.–
Combination ticket with same-day free entry in the Lokremise CHF 16.–

Members of the Kunstverein St.Gallen and the Gesellschaft der Freunde bildender Kunst
Children and youth under sixteen accompanied by an adult
Active agents and personnel of the Lokremise Foundation and Kunstmuseum
People accompanying guests in wheelchairs, etc.  
Newcomers with a special coupon
Journalists with press pass
City guides for the City of St. Gallen
Public schools in the City and Canton of St. Gallen
PHSG and University of St. Gallen with docents
City-funded daycare centers
School groups with teachers from the public schools in Canton AR
Active municipal teaching staff at public schools, with ID

Further information about free admissions can be requested at our information desk during opening hours.

Private groups, Tuesday to Friday (max. 25 guests), plus admissionCHF 150.–
Private groups, Saturday to Sunday (max. 25 guests), plus admissionCHF 200.–
Schools, Tuesday to FridayCHF 80.–
Public schools of the city of St.Gallen and the Kanton AR, Tuesday to Fridayfree of charge

Address and Directions

Kunstmuseum St.Gallen
Museumstrasse 32
9000 St.Gallen
T +41 71 242 06 71

Information and contact to the staff available here.

Traveling by car

You can reach the Kunstmuseum via the Autobahn exit «St.Gallen St.Fiden». The closest parking is at the Parkhaus Brühltor (2- or 3-minute walk to the museum).

Traveling with public transportation

From the St. Gallen train station, take the street car 1, 2, 7 and 8 or the bus 120, 121, 201, 210, 211, 240, 241 und 242 to the «Theater» stop. From there, it is a ca. 3-minute walk to the museum. Current schedules to the museum can be found on the SBB.

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Reduced admission
People who receive disability benefits are eligible for reduced admission (CHF 10). People accompanying visitors who require assistance receive free admission.

Access to the main entrance

There are steps leading up to the main entrance, which is not at ground level.

Wheelchair users can enter the museum via the entrance on the east side of the building. A ramp (8% gradient) leads down from the park to the basement of the museum. Visitors can use the intercom system to notify the reception desk, and will then be escorted into the exhibition spaces.

A space for strollers is available in the foyer.

Access to exhibitions
An elevator provides access to all the exhibition areas. The interior measures 220 by 300 cm, and the door is 220 cm wide. The cafe is accessible by elevator.

There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet in the basement. The door opens outward.

Wheelchair for visitors

A wheelchair is available for visitors to the museum. You can reserve the wheelchair by phone (+41 71 242 06 71) or e-mail (

Further information on accessibility can be found on OK:GO and the Ginto app.

What is the OK:GO Initiative?

The OK:GO Initiative is supported by the Förderverein Barrierefreie Schweiz (Association for Accessibility in Switzerland), which has nineteen members from the tourism and disability sectors. Its aim is to ensure that every tourism provider in Switzerland makes information about the accessibility of its offerings available to the public. In this way, people with disabilities, senior citizens, and families with young children benefit from greater autonomy and ease in planning their trips.