Sound Machine Museum

The Sound Machine museum in the silk factory of Dürnten is one of the largest of its kind in Switzerland and 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 sound machine collection.

The rooms of the exhibition and the organ hall are designed to reflect the corresponding eras.

Visit the Sound Machine museum and get an insight into the development of these 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 for your event

Rent the organ hall for an unforgettable celebration, company or cultural event. The hall has a capacity for 300 people to enjoy banquets, cocktails, seminars or concerts.

Visitors information

  • special guided tours for children, school classes and groups
  • shop with nostalgic souvenirs and musical boxes
  • bistro
  • cultural events
  • rental of rooms (hall and stage)
Opening hours
Wednesday/Saturday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The museum can only be visited
with a guided tour.

Groups/schools upon request.

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