Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen

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City Guide Bodensee: Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
Museumseingang im Pfalzhof des Allerheiligen-Areals (Courtesy Museum zu Allerheiligen)


The institution with departments for archaeology, history, art and nature is located in what was once a Benedictine monastery.

The regional institution sees itself as a universal museum, and a follow-on from the medieval monastery. As it is housed in the former Benedictine Allerheiligen Monastery this is reasonable enough. In the middle of the old town of Schaffhausen it has departments for archaeology, history, art and natural history from the region. The moderately sized art collection includes works from the 15th century through into the present-day – by Lucas Cranach the elder, Johann Heinrich Füssli or Ferdinand Hodler. The contemporary art is mostly by Swiss artists – the most well known being Yves Netzhammer, Silvia Bächli and Roman Signer.

Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen

Address: Baumgartenstraße 6, Schaffhausen, opening hours: Tues. – Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; for information about the opening hours on public holidays please consult the website.

Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (1), Museum zu Allerheiligen/Schaffhausen (2), Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen (3), Kunsthaus Bregenz (4), Magazin 4/Bregenz (5), Kunstraum Dornbirn (6), Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (7), Hallen für Neue Kunst/Schaffhausen (8), Kunstverein Friedrichshafen (9)