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The Africa Museum The Africa Museum  In this richly-painted Mission House of the Sisters of Saint Peter Claver, masks and fetishes from Central Africa are on show. In addition, there are wood carvings, household utensils, jewellery and musical instruments.
The Art Gallery  Since 1990 the baroque “village manor” has been the home of the Art Gallery. Five to six exhibitions are shown annually, dedicated to present-day and 20th century art. The main focus of the collection is on Swiss Surrealism and Phantastic, as well as art from Zug and Central Switzerland. Since 1996 international artists have been engaged to work for the Museum for a certain number of years. To date Tadashi Kawamata (Japan), Richard Tuttle (USA) and Pavel Pepperstein (Russia). Kawamata has creat
Castle Museum The Castle Museum  The beginnings of the castle settlement go back to the 11th century. In around 1200 the Counts of Kyburg, founders of Zug, built the tower. Over the centuries the castle has changed from being a fortification to a residence. From the end of the 14th century right up until 1945 it was owned privately by Zug families. After long consideration, it was decided to restore it to how it was in around 1770, which is as we see it today. Since 1982 a history museum has been housed here. On view to the pub
fishing boat The Fishing Museum  Since the end of the 19th century there has been a hatchery and a fishing museum in Zug. The name “Zug” comes from “Fischzug” meaning fish draught. From December to May one can observe the eggs and spawn of the fine “Rötel” (red trout) from Lake Zug, as well as whitefish, pike and brown trout. The hatching glass – a renowned Zug invention dating back to 1882 – can be seen here along with curiosities like bridal wreaths made out of fish scales and human fish.
. The Prehistorical Museum  This Museum appeals equally to children, teenagers and adults. Apart from displaying objects in glass cases, it also offers audio-visual descriptions of the Early Ages, with life-like displays and models of settlements: for example, a reindeer-hunters’ camp in the Ice Age, a pile-village in the New Stone Age or a sacrificial scene on a Roman tomb. The highlight of the Museum is the scale-model of a house from the Bronze Age, and there is a special gallery for children, with games and books.