A diverse valley museum
The Agensteinhaus is a pinnacle of the art of carpentry and impresses with its original architectural style. The interesting exhibitions give visitors an insight into the life of a family who lived at the time.
The house was constructed in 1766 by Hans Messerli, the most significant master carpenter in Simmental in the 18th century. Today, its condition is largely the same as it was in the 18th century. The powerfully designed building facade, which is adorned with carvings, is one of the most important examples of highly developed carpentry of the 18th century.
The Agensteinhaus has been home to the «Museum der alten Landschaft Niedersimmental» (Museum of the old landscape of Niedersimmental) since 1987 and presents visitors with interesting information on history, livestock farming and craft throughout its 16 rooms. Various exhibitions and events are also held every year.
The Agensteinhaus is part of the «Simmentaler Hausweg» home trail, which goes from Wimmis to Boltigen.
Early May to Mid October, Wednesdays and Saturdays 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Now also open on following Sundays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.:
7, 14, 21 and 28 July 2019, 4, 11, 18 and 25 August 2019, 1 and 8 September 2019.
Additional opening times on request.
CHF 5.– adults
Free entry for children
Tours and rental
Tel. +41 33 681 17 85
Tel. +41 33 681 12 50