What fascinates visitors from all over the world, especially here in the Bernese Oberland, are the villages and their beautiful houses. The chalets, some of which are richly decorated, go straight to the heart. Our special exhibition 2024 shows what the architectural style is all about and why chalets trigger longings and also travel the world in large numbers as souvenirs....

Saturday, 4 May, 4.00 pm is the big moment - vernissage and season opening 2024 of our museum! With new highlights in the collection exhibition and the brand new special exhibition 2024 "CHALETS TO TAKE AWAY - Souvenirs between longing and kitsch". Also visit our shop and bistro - don't miss the new discovery workshop! We look forward to seeing you!...

Lime, oak and walnut - three magnificent tree species that not only adorn our forests, but are also ideal for wood sculpting. What colour is their wood, what does it smell like? What do the leaves look like? What fruit do they bear? You can experience this up close in the new discovery workshop ...

Whether you are a talented craftsman or simply open to a new experience - even cow carving is great fun! It brings colleagues together. With travel companions it's unforgettable and with family or friends it's great fun to create a unique souvenir yourself ...

The Foundation is the body responsible for the Swiss National Museum of Woodcarving. It can count on the support of the Canton of Berne's cultural promotion programme, but is still dependent on donations and contributions of all kinds. Please help us to preserve, promote and make accessible the important cultural heritage of woodcarving with its rich tradition - thank you very much!...

Preparations for the new 2024 museum season are in full swing. The collection exhibition is being fine-tuned, the new special exhibition on "Chalets to take away" is being integrated, the new discovery workshop is being set up - you can expect lots of new and exciting things this year! Better plan your visit in advance ...