Maur Museums

Local history collection including tools from manufacture and agriculture, furniture and precious household goods, oven tiles and Schooren faience.

Maur Castle

This was the residence of the Zurich engraver and publisher David Herrliberger as court authority from 1749 to 1775. Discover the Herrliberger collection with the exhibition of his prints. The Salomon gallery is located on the first floor with works by Salomon Landolt and Salomon Gessner and the art chamber with changing exhibitions.
The engraver workshop is in the basement - why don't you give it a try - and the printing workshop of the Gutenberg guild.
Group size for guided tours: up to 20 people per group.
Sawmill of 1778 with a reconstructed overshot water wheel. Archive with records and graphical material.

Maur mill and sawmill

Maur sawmill
The sawmill of the year 1778 features a reconstructed overshot water wheel that is always operating on Swiss Mill Day, i.e. Saturday following Ascension Day. Moreover, there is an archive with documents and graphical material.

Maur mill
Explore the local history collection of items related to agriculture, housekeeping, shoemaking, national costumes, fruit plantation, cowbell room with temporary exhibitions and furniture, pigsty with stove tiles and Schooren faience at the Maur mill. Learn more on a guided tour with the mill servant.  

Local history archive
With records and graphical material from local history. Stock of over 6,000 old pictures. Tours on appointment.
Opening hours
Mill and sawmill:
First and third Saturday of a month:
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Guided tours upon arrangement.

Local history archive:
Visit and guided tours only upon request.
(Rainstrasse 2)
Museen Maur
Burgstrasse 8 + 13
8124 Maur
Tel +41 (0)44 980 26 33
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