Several museums in the region of northwestern Switzerland have special programmes for children. The Roman provincial town of Augusta Raurica is certainly a must. Take advantage of the guided tours and workshops for children, some of which are organised during the school holidays. If you visit on your own, let your children discover the sites for themselves and try out the traditional crafts at home.
In Augusta Raurica, many Roman buildings are restored and can be visited. You can visit the Roman Amphitheatre and several other buildings for free. The museum with all the artefacts recovered from the archaeological excavation sites is situated in a reconstructed Roman villa. The silver treasure is particularly impressive. There is a range of workshops, guided tours, visits to the excavation sites, theatre and music performances available. On the last weekend in August, Augusta Raurica turnes into a real Roman town at the huge «Römerfest».
Some towns and family centres have their own holiday programm for children. Ask your municipal administration (Gemeinde) or check with the nearest family centre.
Addresses and links Schweizerischer Museumsverband*: www.museums.ch _____ * = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German
Schweizerischer Museumsverband*: www.museums.ch
* = Services explicitly offered also in other languages than German