Museum für Kommunikation (BE) | En
Updated: Jan 16
We have be introduced to the fascinating world of communication by means of interactive displays, surprising objects and large-scale video screens.
After a good nights, the sleep the final stop on our weekend trip was Bern where we had organised a visit to the Communication Museum in Bern (Museum für Kommunikation).
It’s easy to find nestled amongst a handful of other museums and having seen and read lots of great things about it, we were really looking forward to our visit.
We started with probably the least interactive part for the children which was an exhibit about silence for which Jean and I took audio devices which are available for those over the age of 12 and in French and German. I really enjoyed this part, especially the first room in the visit (you’ll see why when you visit) which was a wonderfully tranquil space which even encouraged the children to sit peacefully for a few minutes.
It’s an interesting exhibit which explores the necessity of periods of silence and possible effects of too much. As you pass through the different areas of the exhibit, the audio device provides corresponding information.
From there we headed downstairs which was a really great space where the children enjoyed looking for the exhibits which formed part of the children's trail. It was so interactive it’s hard to identify a favourite amongst the wonderful things we discovered but I think watching their messages zoom around the room in a tube suspended to the ceiling was a highlight, as well as remaking a scene in a movie and some of the team exercises which involved trying to work effectively together to reach a common goal.
The floor below explores more about how modern communication affects our lives and looks at the advantages and pitfalls of the internet and moderns means of communications, including some very interesting information about what is involved in the making of our telephones and the impact on the workers and trade around them.
We spent about two hours in the museum but could easily have stayed longer. There is so much to see, so much to try and so much to learn, it’s a really great outing.
Parking : Small on site
Toilets : Yes
Baby Change Facilities : Yes
Accessibility : Yes suitable for pushchairs
Extra : Cloak room area and lockers
Opening hours for the museum & the Café Pavillon
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Children 6-15 years of age
Groups (at least 10 persons)
Students and OAP's
Family Card (valid for 1 year for 6 persons, max. 2 adults)CHF 75