The ethnographic museum Regiunal Surselva shows how the combination of handicraft, agriculture and housekeeping made life in the Surselva possible in the past.
It depicts everyday life in the past, from winter sports to textile production, animal husbandry, agriculture and house building, vehicles and traditional trades to the family and social life of the 19th century. Due to the didactic preparation of the contents, the museum is particularly suitable for children. The catchment area of the exhibition is the valley communities of the Surselva region. Objects from almost all of the more than sixty villages are represented.
The building in which the museum is located is also extremely worth seeing. The so-called "Casa Carniec" was once the house of the noble family Schmid von Grüneck and unites different building and art epochs in itself. Thus one finds here on the one hand vaults from the high Middle Ages, on the other hand wall paintings from the Renaissance.
Guided tours are also available outside opening hours, you can register for them at the museum administration. Guided children's tours and adventure workshops, where children can get to know and try out traditional crafts, can also be arranged in advance.
Swiss Museum Pass
The museum is part of the Swiss Museum Pass. This means you can visit over 500 museums including collections and special exhibitions throughout Switzerland for a whole year.
- The day pass at Museum Regiunal Surselva is CHF10 making it one of the 10 cheapest tourist Attractions in Switzerland.
How to get there
Ilanz can be reached by car via Chur A3/A13 via Flims or via Bonaduz on the road along the Rhine Gorge, from the west via the Oberalp Pass or from the south via the Lukmanier Pass via Disentis. The museum is located in the middle of the old town.
By public transport:
The Rhaetian Railway runs via Chur or the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway via Andermatt.