The Thun Basket-weaving Museum presents artworks woven from wicker, rattan, paper and seaweed. From a tiny basket to a child’s wheelchair, this exceptional museum introduces you to the history of the traditional craft.
A wooden staircase leads to the Basket-weaving Museum, where all manner of unique items are displayed. Several of these are family heirlooms; others were entrusted to the Basket-weaving Museum by self-employed basket weaver Therese Leutwyler. The range of items on show in the museum is astonishing: everything from a woven child’s wheelchair to a tiny basket is exhibited. Special exhibitions provide details of weaving techniques, materials or woven artworks from around the world.
Your highlights at a glance
- Admire artworks woven from various materials
- Learn about the profession of basket weaving and wickerwork, from bygone times to the current day
- Visit special exhibitions devoted to a specific subject
To ensure that your trip is perfect in every way, please note
Personal tip"I was amazed by what people can weave. The artworks were both surprising and inspiring."
- Check details of special exhibitions at the Basket-weaving Museum
- Check the opening times of the museum
- Combine your visit with a tour of the old town of Thun