Visit to the MoneyMuseum

Your Visit

For visits and introductions on Thursday and Friday please call the following number: 

+41 44 242 76 80, send an e-mail to info@sunflower.ch (you may indicate your preferences or interests) or book directly an appointment online.


You can explore the MoneyMuseum alone or in groups with the help of AudioGuide and captions, or delve into the books in the library. You can also book an introduction. This is free of charge. Please inform us about the desired date so that we can be there for you. We are looking forward to your visit.

book a visit or send an e-mail to info@sunflower.ch

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Main Exhibition

Astronomy - from Ptolemaios to Galileo Galilei and Newton

Mankind is investing a lot of money in space travel in the next decade, even though there would be enough problem areas on Earth to spend this money on. Why have we wanted to know what is above the clouds for more than 2,500 years? And what consequences does this knowledge have for the society that lives below these clouds? These are the questions that this exhibition traces.

We meet Ptolemy in antiquity, as well as Sacrobosco in the late Middle Ages, Clavius and the calendar reform in the 16th century, as well as famous astronomers Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Copernicus and in the 17th century the great Newton. The exhibition ends with the trip to the moon and the dream of conquering Mars.



audio guide

your guide to the museion

Traditional Means of Payment

Traditional Means of Payment

Traditional societies have a hierarchical organization. The position of a person, and with it his prestige, depends not on how much he possesses, but on how many goods he has given to the other members of the society.

Roman Coin Collection

Roman Coins Introduction



As a rule, coins are manufactured to be recognized as a reliable currency in the largest possible geographic area. The recognition effect was important – for instance, the most successful coins from Greek antiquity, the tetradrachms introduced by the Athenians and by Alexander the Great, featured the same image for more than one and a half centuries.

The denarii of the Roman Republic, on the other hand, are a completely different matter. Here, the coin motifs change quicker than the years. We find everything: scenes from the past, allusions to the present, images of everyday political life, buildings, people, and of course deities. The ones responsible seem to have squeezed their whole world into the small space a denarius provides for coin motifs.


MoneyMuseum Library

Each of us knows them: Books that touch him or her in a special way. Books that deal with questions that affect us over a long period of time, perhaps even throughout our lives. For Jürg Conzett, the founder of the MoneyMuseum, one of these questions is that of theodicy. Another central question for him is: How did our money economy come into being and does it have to remain as it is? Here you will find Jürg Conzett's most important books, a personal selection for all critical minds.

Literature and society have a close connection, since literature is not only a reflection of society, but can also exert a strong influence on society.

  • Literature often reflects the social, political, economic, and cultural conditions and developments that prevailed at the time the works were written. Thus, literary works can tell us much about the past and present of societies.
  • At the same time, literature can also play a role in shaping and changing societies. By presenting alternatives or criticizing the prevailing systems, literature can convey a message and initiate a public debate that can lead to changes in society. Literature can also help improve understanding and empathy between people of different cultures, ethnicities, or circumstances.
  • In addition, literature is a medium that can contribute to education and personality development. Reading enhances cognitive development and promotes understanding of complex relationships in the world.
  • Overall, the relationship between literature and society is multifaceted and reciprocal. Literature influences and is influenced by society, and can help promote the understanding and development of societies.



Over 2000 coins from all over the world in high-resolution for download.

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