KMM Culture Centre

The KMM culture centre is one of the largest sound machine museums in Switzerland. It displays the entire range of mechanical musical instruments.


Discover mechanical masterpieces from small cylinder music boxes to orchestrions and huge fairground organs. But that's not all! A nostalgic merry-go-round, a cinema organ from the silent movie era and puppet machines complete this incredible collection of self-playing sound machines.

The rooms of the exhibition and the organ hall are designed to reflect the corresponding eras such as the Wilhelminian period, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Visit the sound machine museum and get an insight into the development of self-playing musical instruments. Indulge in nostalgia with a Charlie Chaplin movie or, with the sound of the Wurlitzer or fairground organs, relive the days of rock'n'roll and dance halls.

Rent the organ hall or the Heinrich hall for your event

The former silk factory in Dürnten has become a lively culture and social centre thanks to the sound machine museum. While the museum guides visitors through the fascinating world of mechanical sound machines, the organ hall and the Heinrich hall offer the perfect setting for events of any kind. Be it a seminar, a birthday celebration or a company event: you and your guests will experience an unforgettable event in our facilities.

Visitors' information

  • special guided tours for children, school classes, groups and families
  • workshops for children and adults
  • shop with nostalgic souvenirs and musical boxes
  • bistro
  • culture events
  • rooms for seminars, birthdays, weddings, business dinners, and many more

"Without music, life would be a mistake…" (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Opening hours
Wednesday/Saturday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The museum can be visited only with a guided tour.

Groups/schools upon request.

KMM Dürnten
Edikerstrasse 16
8635 Dürnten
Tel. +41 55 260 17 17
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