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Baumgartner Gallery

PRO TIP: PTT - A museum to preserve the memory

Miniatur trains gallery

The goal of the Baumgartner Gallery is the safeguard of private collections of model railroads and other types of models. The exhibit also wants to promote the hobby of model railroads as an intelligent pastime for both young and old. The Baumgartner Gallery exhibits something like 8'000 railway models, dioramas, layouts as well as ship and motor car models.

On several layouts trains run under solar power. A large section of the exhibition is dedicated to tin plate model railways. Postal stamp and historical title collectors are also catered for.

A museum to preserve the memory
The Baumgartner Gallery in Mendrisio pays tribute to the PTT, to which it dedicates a museum with much of the material on display coming from Lugano's Central Post Office and collected over many years by Peter Lüthi, an official nostalgic for the old things.

The exhibition includes hundreds of objects, relics from days gone by, which are now preserved, restored and accessible to visitors.

Equipment, documents, photographs, uniforms, historical archives, objects grouped by theme from the telegraph to telephony, dispatch, distribution and transport of mail and people, activities that have made the history of our federal company.

Partner Ticino Ticket

Thanks to Ticino Ticket you can visit this attraction at a discounted price. Ask the ticket at your hotel, campsite or hostel and find out all the offers you can receive.


  • TIMETABLE Wednesday: 9:30 - 17:30
    Saturday: 9:30 - 17:30
    Sunday: 9:30 - 17:30
  • VENUES Suitable for families
  • MUSEUMS Theme museums