The Museum ENTER tells the story of the computer and of entertainment technology.
The ENTER will be open in Solothurn until the end of May 2023. After that, the exhibition will be closed - electronics workshops will continue to take place. At the end of 2023, the ENTER technology world in Derendingen will open its doors with a completely new concept comprising an exhibition, academy and meeting place.
From the first radio transmitter in Switzerland to an Autophon TV, the first Swiss mobile phone ‘Natel A’ and an Apple-1 computer, there are over 10,000 items on display. This extensive collection of working computer hardware and software, peripheral devices, computing machines and radio, TV and telecommunications devices is of international significance. Among other things, Museum ENTER boasts the largest physical collection of working Apple devices in Europe. The museum is located directly to the south of Solothurn station.
Exhibitions Special exhibitions From Apple-1 to today: discover a complete Apple collection at Museum ENTER. There are thought to be only five complete collections in the world.
Guided tours A personal tour is the perfect way to enjoy the full electronics experience, and reveals the secrets behind the collectors’ items. The museum can also be visited without a guided tour.
Offers for children and families See offers for schools.
Offers for schools In the ENTER Academy workshops, children and teenagers are given the opportunity to build an electronic model. They learn which components are needed, what these components do and how they can make their own ideas come to life.
Special offers for school pupils and students: Museum ENTER supports young people with electronic resources for their own personal use.
Languages The exhibition information is provided in German. However, guided tours are offered in German, French and English.
Shop The shop, which is unique in Switzerland, has over 1.1 million new and old, unused electronic components at fair prices. The proceeds from the electronics shop go entirely to the ENTER Museum. In addition, there is a record shop in the Museum ENTER. Retro lovers will find matching records with unique rock and pop classics there.
Accessibility Museum ENTER is wheelchair accessible.
Hire for events The items on display at Museum ENTER give a unique feel to any event. From official events to informal gatherings, the bistro and event space can host presentations, meetings or events with up to 70 people.
Good to know ENTER 2023: Museum ENTER has big plans. In 2023, it will become a national platform for experiencing, exploring and preserving the history of the computer and entertainment technology. There is also a small bistro where you can find refreshments.