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Swiss National Museum

Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 218 65 64
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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 the permanent exhibitions “Archaeology in Switzerland”, “History of Switzerland” and “Collections Gallery”. Every year, there are also several temporary exhibitions and an impressive fringe programme, offering everything from debates to workshops.
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Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 218 65 64
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here and it was free on the Zurich card. It's right next to the main station too. The museum is split into a couple of areas where there are temporary exhibitions and then a few areas of permanent exhibitions....More

Thank whatcarolinedid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed visit. Free for Zürichcard holders, I purchased mine from Zurich train station. Otherwise 10CHF

Thank AkC666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a place for family to understand the History of Swiss. The place is huge. It will need sometimes to explore around. It is different from some other museums. Both my kids enjoyed.

Thank hlt695
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to visit this museum, which is very close to the central train station in Zurich. The timing of our visit was convenient, as an English-speaking tour was starting soon after we arrived. Taking this tour allowed us to get oriented to the...More

Thank Mary Lynne K
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I left about 4 hours for this museum but to br honest we were done in about two hours. There are some interesting exhibits and artifacts etc and lots to read but think more could have been made of some famous Swiss...More

1  Thank JoandBarry
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Swiss National Museum has great interactive displays that will keep adults and kids occupied alike. That being said, due to the ongoing construction/renovation many of the exhibits are spread out so you have to take some detours to get between them and it was...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 16 October 2017

You can tell why the cost to enter is 10 CHF when you see the innovative and creative ways the museum uses technology to teach - although the museum is free with a Zurich Card. While we were a bit museum-d out when we arrived,...More

Thank peacockie
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I have never been in a museum with so much interactivity, clean crisp displays, and volumes of information made very simple and easy to follow. The displays invite the viewer to step into the history and explore. There is a variety of displays from the...More

Thank Keilisi F
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great museum although not a huge array of things, however what they did have was extremely interesting. Even having a selection of languages to select from was a plus. They even have a great gift shop

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The National Museum was on our list and we were not let down by the historical significance of this museum. Great collection of artworks, and artifacts from early Swiss history. We do not have anything like this in Australia. Spent several hours and could have...More

Thank graeme A
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Ettore A
25 November 2016|
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Response from JDPK | Reviewed this property |
I know that I am late to answer, but I would like to add that if the lockers at the museum are not large enough to hold your bag - the train/bus station is just across the street. They have lockers for bags as well.
22 November 2016|
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Response from LandesmuseumZurich | Property representative |
Yes, admission to the National Museum is free with the ZurichCard. We look forward to your visit!
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4 December 2015|
Response from Miriam A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the museum does have free lockers for your rolly bag. Best regards Miriam
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