The Helmhaus is located on the right-hand banks of the River Limmat in Zurich’s old town. Its temporary exhibitions reflect the lively art scene in Switzerland.
The open cloister on the ground floor of the Helmhaus was previously used as a courtroom and covered market but now functions as an exhibition space for young Swiss artists. The Helmhaus primarily features works by Swiss artists or creative artists living in Switzerland.
In addition to its exhibitions, the Helmhaus also offers a broad program of concerts, talks, tours and children’s workshops.