Very large, interesting museum of Swiss culture and history. It is conveniently located. It is worth a visit if you like history.
I was in Zurich for one day on a layover while traveling onwards to my vacation destination. I had wanted to see this museum, but was surprised that they would not let me carry what I considered to be a very compact shoulder bag. It was iPad, not laptop-sized, to give you an idea. Because I was in transit, and... More
Definitely recommend skipping this for two primary reasons. First, there is barely any explanation of the museum in English unless you pay 5CHF extra per person. I completely understand that's not the primary language here, but many tourists like us are interested in learning about the country's history, and it would be nice if they provided a printed guide in... More
That's the place where you can find out more about the rich history of this country, right beside the main train station it is also quite good reachable by any transport (except your own car)
Swiss are proud of their history. Their national museum which is just across the zurich train station, is a good place. The sections are elaborate. The interactiveness of the museum is good. They have movie hall where movie on large screen can be seen. It is quite informative and interesting.
A thematic series of display takes you through the history of the city and also showcases the interiors of some very rich and elaborately decorated rooms once belonging to wealthy swiss families. However, there are comparatively few objects on display and a large amount of text (compounded by the multiple translations provided) which can make the displays appear quite dense.... More
**INSIDER TIP: See this museum for free. There is free entry to BOTH the permanent and special exhibit collections the last Sunday of the month. (See my trip list ‘All you need to know that’s free in Zurich’ for other free museums-Kunsthaus-and attractions to see/do in Zurich). Audio guides costs CHF5, but for the special exhibit ('Karl the Great'-Charlemagne) there... More
A museum worth visiting to learn about Swiss history, culture and economy. While I would not be inclined to pick up a history textbook, this experience is educational and fun.The more modern displays on invention, industry, banking and pharmaceuticals, were particularly informative. Also loved the mock-ups of stubes. Shocked that women only got the right to vote in 1971! A... More
Museum is next to train station. Currently under renovation, so the front is covered with scaffoldings. There is also a temporary exhibit on Charlamegne in the courtyard, and it prevents visitors from viewing the whole exterior of the museum building, Great museum to understand some history of Switzerland. Helped us fill in some blanks in our world and Swiss history.... More
If you would like a day of education concerning Switzerland's past and present, this museum is a good place to achieve that goal. I saw someone else's description of the museum as being overwhelming and there is no doubt that is true. It would require a monumental effort to take in all of the information in this sprawling facility. The... More
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