The Schaulager

An exceptional collection


Since 2017, the Schaulager has been home to the world's largest collection 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. A public guided tour costs CHF 10.00 per person or CHF 5.00 for reduced prices (students, AHV/IV). The entrance is free for children under 10. On Sundays, we 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.

For private or group visits, there is no student, AHV or IV discount, but children under 10 years of age do not pay admission. The prices are as follows:

  • For a private tour (for 1 person) : CHF 50.00
  • For a private tour (from 2 to 4 people) : CHF 30.00 + CHF 10.00 per person
  • For group visits (from 5 to 14 people) : CHF 15.00 per person
  • For group visits (from 15 people) : CHF 10.00 per person

For private or groupe tours of 2 to 15 people, it is also possible to request a one-hour guided tour followed by a one-hour mini Playroom Session for an extra CHF 15.00 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 fill the form below.