Landesmuseum

Landesmuseum, Zurich: Hours, Address, Landesmuseum Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The National Museum enjoys a central position just a minute’s walk from the main railway station in Zurich. The museum is one of the attractions of this city on the River Limmat. Gustav Gull’s listed building from the 19th century has been extended with the addition of a new building designed by architects Christ & Gantenbein and completed in summer 2016. The museum showcases the history of Switzerland from its early beginnings until the present day in permanent exhibitions. Every year, there are also several temporary exhibitions and an impressive fringe programme, offering everything from debates to workshops.
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  • Zurich Central Station • 2 min walk
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Amy
London, UK48 contributions
Friends
Love how they layered digital experience with artefacts. Learnt different aspects of Swiss history and culture. A lot hands on experience, really nicely curated.
Written 28 July 2022
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LSC06
Louisville, KY431 contributions
We visited the museum on a rainy day. Many other folks did too! It was interesting, but I'd go quickly through the part about trees, because the other sections are more interesting. The old part of the building was very pretty.
Written 12 July 2022
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maym123
Highland, MI1 contribution
Couples
Unless you’re into trees, or random books written by Swiss people, then you’re going to dread this place. It has no chronological order, terrible signage for directing you to actual historic exhibits, and the gift shop was like a crappy pop up shop you would find in a hipster street side market.

Upon walking in, there was a bunch of old books (and by old I don’t mean old I mean like 1980..) written by Swiss people about stuff that has nothing to do with history. Yes you can learn about their tax brackets (woo hoo) then go into the next room to look at a bunch of photos taken for some competitions. No history.

Then we walked up a MASSIVE flight of stairs into what seemed like an exhibit about the different plant and tree species which was kinda cool..for 2 seconds. I wanted to learn about the founding of Switzerland, the forming of the Cantons, the castles, even food culture! But no I was taken through a maze which then lead to a “gift shop” full of literal recycled garbage made of cardboard and like 60% feminist books. It was actually hard to find stuff that said Switzerland or even had a Swiss flag on it. Oh but you could buy a cardboard sword or a $130 recycled tote bag. Burn your money instead.
Written 28 June 2022
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Adam D
Canada401 contributions
It's not a big museum. But the technology inside is amazing. Most of exhibition talks about trees. Anyway, it's good experience.
Written 7 June 2022
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first lady
New York City, NY12 contributions
Solo
State-of-the-art museum storytelling, about the pre-history and history of Switzerland. Aside from the whitewashing of the consequences of Swiss neutrality during World War II, it seems an honest accounting
Written 30 May 2022
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SanCarlosKate
2 contributions
The Landesmuseum is my favorite history museum in Europe. (The Imperial War Museum in London runs a close second.) The exhibits are amazing, especially the archaeology section on the lower level. If you're a museum lover, as I am, the instructional quality of this exhibit will knock your socks off.

We took our kids (11/16) and they were just as in awe of the exhibits as we were.
Written 20 May 2022
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TheNeshMeister
Frankfurt, Germany60 contributions
This is an interesting museum that provides lots of information on the history of Switzerland. There is a lot to see and read here.
Written 15 April 2022
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Conor01
Newry, UK276 contributions
Friends
From the outside this has to be one if the most stunning buildings in Zurich. When you enter it lives up to thar impression. Entry costs €10 per adult and that's very good value given the range of exhibits one can explore and/or interact with.

Two things were very impressive about this museum firstly the modern extension was purposely left modern looking rather than trying to blend in with the old and secondly the blend of traditional exhibits and technology with the later used to enhance the exhibits rather than overtake them

Definitely worth a visit. Ideal spot for a Sunday
Written 9 February 2022
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA426 contributions
We really enjoyed visiting this museum. The history of Switzerland was told in so many ways. Near the entrance there were books that had a projection from the ceiling would shine upon to tell a story of Switzerland. It was unique and very creative. Many items had language pads in front of them so you could choose the language and read about what you were interested in. The technology for this museum was amazing and interactive. There were numerous rooms that were broken down and recreated that were incredibly ornate and would cost a bloody fortune now. I would just take your time wandering from room to room and take in what interests you. There is a cafe as part of this though our attempt to eat there was a failure. Oh well. May be next time. Enjoy.
Written 24 December 2021
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Tony S
Dublin, Ireland271 contributions
Family
The museum is very accessible in the centre of Zurich with free admission on the Zurich card unlike the art gallery. The staff were very helpful and information was interactive with four languages available. Recommended!
Written 31 October 2021
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  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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