In 2015, Vasco Hebel opened his Soap Museum and was the youngest museum director of Switzerland. He was only 12 years old at the time. With its collection of over 3000 pieces, the museum presents the history of soap. This includes soaps, posters, stamps, machine parts and much more. The annually changing exhibition is always dedicated to a new theme.
This museum is very small, but yet very informative! If you enter the museum, there is a wonderful smell of soap. If you ever wondered how the soap is created, you will find all the answers here. The place is quiet and there are a looooot of ancient soaps. There is also a small gift shop, where you can buy handmade soap bars and other items.
At the age of eleven, Vasco began collecting hotelsoaps. After a while he had no space left in his room and so he got another room but also this room was filled after a while. Then the studio in which the soap museum is currently located became free. Because the police found out, that an 32-year-old man has processed and sold more than 800 hemp plants there.
You can also book a Workshop (around 3 hours) and learn how to make your own soap! This is really cool for example when you have a godchild and you don’t know yet what to give as a birthday gift.
The soap museum is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!