The Schaulager

An exceptional collection


Since 2017, the Schaulager has been home to one the world's largest collections of synthesizers and other electronic music instruments. From vintage classics to analogue rarities, this ever-expanding treasure trove offers an unparalleled perspective on the electronic and popular music cultures of yesterday and today.

Schaulager in blue
Access map

Guided tours

A public guided tour of the Schaulager is offered every Saturday at 15h00 and on some Sundays at 14h00. If needed, there is also the possibility to ask for a private tour or a group visit during weekdays. During the tour, you will learn about the origins and history of the collection and gain an insight into the history of electronic music instruments through some of its famous pieces.

Practical informations

Each guided tour lasts approximately one hour. The entrance is free for children under 10. We also offer a special Extended Tour which consists in a two-hour guided tour of the SMEM, where your time can be freely divided between exploring the Schaulager and using the instruments in the Playroom (on demand).


  • Public guided tour (during opening hours): CHF 10.00 per person (reduced fare: CHF 5.00, for students/AHV/IV)
  • Private guided tour (outside of opening hours): CHF 50.00 (base fee) + CHF 10.00 per person
  • Extended tour (on demand): CHF 80.00 (base fee) + CHF 10.00 per person


The starting point for the tours is the Playroom. Please check in at least five minutes before the tour. To find the Playroom, see the access map in the slideshow below. The Playroom can be identified on site by its large red garage door. The site address is: smem, Passage du Cardinal 1, 1700 Fribourg.

To request a group visit or a special tour, please write to