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 along with «Artist-in-Residence» projects.

Opening hours and admission

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

Open on Easter Monday and Whit-Monday.
Closed on New Year, Good Friday, August 1, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. 

Single entry regular price CHF 12.–
AHV-recipients with ID, Groups of 8 and moreCHF 10.–
Discounted admissionCHF 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
CH-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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