As the first and only museum of its kind in Switzerland, the Henker Museum in Sissach displays exhibits from the darker side of human life.  

Its comprehensive collection from former penal times ensures a visit to the Henker Museum will give you goose-pimples: torture instruments, shackles and execution devices are all on display. The lonely life of Henker and his family is also described. The top floor of the former prison in the centre of Sissach, which is where the Henker Museum is located, is dedicated to, among others, the Swiss escape artist Pius Buser. Guided tours are available for interested parties.  

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Kirchgasse 2
4450 Sissach

+41 61 971 12 12


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every first and third Sunday of the month from 2pm to 5pm

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