Permanent exhibition

The exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into the Swiss financial market, and provides fascinating links between economic history and the modern innovations of the financial sector.

Key historical pieces from one of the world's biggest and most important collections of securities allow visitors to trace the development of our modern financial economy all the way back to the 16th century. Find out about the first modern stock corporation, revolutionary business ideas, and how huge corporations have emerged from the 16th century to the present day.
How does a share dealer work? When was the first Swiss ATM commissioned? What happens in an IPO? Have fun discovering the answers to these questions through interactive video sequences, historical film recordings, interviews and touch-screen animations.

Special exhibition - starting 1 June 2018

30 years SMI

equity indices explained

In our new special exhibition "30 Years SMI: Equity Indices Explained!", we take the 30th anniversary of the leading Swiss index as an opportunity to take a closer look at equity indices as such. First calculated at 1,500 points in 1988, the SMI quickly rose to become Switzerland's most important equity index. But what is a blue-chip index? What are indexes used for? And how long have they been around? From 1 June, 2018, we will address these and many other questions and explain the origin, history and significance of SMI, Dow Jones, Nikkei & Co.


Holding your event at the Finance Museum

You can hire the Swiss Finance Museum for your reception, evening events or other occasions. The museum offers space for about 100 people. We are happy to discuss this with you.

Private guided tours can be booked during or outside opening times, and can be followed up with a reception if you wish. We are happy to discuss this with you. Register for a private tour plus reception at least two weeks prior to your desired date.

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Press images

We are happy to provide press images and texts relating to current exhibitions and events as downloads. The information is aimed at people working in the media, and reserved for professional use only.

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The Museum in the press