Sewing Machine Museum at the Pilgersteg

Hundreds of historic sewing machines, accessory parts and objects from related fields offer an exciting journey through the development of technology, tailoring and aesthetics of the last 200 years.

An invention that changed society and the industry

In the middle of the 18th century, the mechanical sewing machine has been the first technical mass product in industrial history. An enormous manufacturing area has developed and has brought new technical knowledge and huge profits.

The exhibition shows the historic and technical development from the end of the 18th century to modern times and gives an overview of the different areas of application: from simple household model to highly complex special machine – from different countries, from tool to status symbol, from industrial machine to toy – always remaining a mechanic piece of art.

Teaching material for school classes

For school classes we offer special guided tours. To familiarize and as a first introduction to the art of sewing with sewing machines, we are happy to provide teaching material.

Guided tours

Upon registration we offer guided tours from Sunday to Friday – upon request also in the evening. A guided tour lasts about 1.5 hours. Tours can be adjusted with regard to time and subject according to your personal preference. A guided tour at the sewing machine museum is a perfect entertainment for your school, company or group excursion, family gathering or meeting with friends and may be combined with a light snack or coffee and cake.
Opening hours
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Outside of these hours guided tours upon request.
Walderstrasse 202
8635 Dürnten
Tel +41 (0)55 241 26 34
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