Knowledge & culture

Ecomuseum Simplon

Find out more about the historic Simplon Pass, Kaspar Stockalper, Napoleon and Geo Chavez.

The Alte Gasthof inn in Simplon village forms the centre of the Ecomuseum. The building was created in several stages between the fourteenth and eighteenth century, and is today also the home of the permanent exhibition. The museum focuses on international freight transport and its effects on the region. There are also exhibits on the Stockalper Route, Geo Chavez, Napoleon and alpine agriculture to admire.

Opening hours Today (Wednesday) open

Opening times, Ecomuseum Simplon

1 to 15 June 2021
Wed–Sun  13.00–16.00 hours

16 June to 15 September 2021
Daily, 13.00–16.00 hours

16 September to 31 October 2021
Wed–Sun  13.00–16.00 hours

Last admission 16.00 hours

Subject to change without prior notice


Entry prices

  • CHF 5.00 Adults
  • Free of charge Children*
  • CHF 4.00 Groups**
  • *Up to the age of 5.99

    **10 or more people

    Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

How to get there

Travel comfortably by train to Brig. From Brig continue with bus no. 631 to the bus stop "Simplon Dorf, Post". The museum is located less than 100 meters from the bus stop.

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