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Swiss National Museum

Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 58 466 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum was lame! There was a slide between two levels, but I couldn't go on it as it was clearly labelled with "for children only." Lame! Also, what's with Switzerland only allowing women to vote in 1971?! (More seriously, great way to spend an...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think you have to see this if you go to Switzerland, just so you can get a bit of the history of the country. This museum is enough to see in a few hours but has a lot on the military, political and cultural...More

1  Thank lillydarlingg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for history lovers, not much to do there, travelers tip : you can store your small luggage in locker by putting 1 frank coin in locker which you will get back once you empty your locker.

1  Thank Akhuwaja
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the audio guides to be only for directing one as to which way to walk. We have visited many many museums and thought this specific section to be highly confusing as to which way to walk. Wish the audio guides narrated the exhibit...More

1  Thank ArizonaTraveler2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back again for second visit of the year. Two great photo exhibits: first for the Swiss Photo Award and Second for the World Photo award. The Swiss bit is fabulous for all residents and quite good for tourists. Locals will be able to identify with...More

1  Thank oransome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent an hour and a half at the museum before it closed for the day at 5 pm. I could have spent more time. There are exhibits on Swiss history. There was a special exhibit on the Russian revolution. The museum is across from...More

1  Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is next to the railway station, and is well worth a couple of hours visit ... or a whole day! I was initially impressed with the use of technology - wonderful interactive displays. The museum is very large, with plenty of space allotted...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The permanent exhibition covers Swiss history, the special exhibitions cover history, culture, sometimes archeology. Interesting special events!

1  Thank Annette B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Swiss National Museum is conveniently located behind Hauptbahnhof (main station) in Zurich. It is one of the largest museums in the city, so go early to see as many exhibits as possible. There are a ton of exhibits and the immigration part is very...More

2  Thank Frank Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rolled up at 11:30am on a Sunday and were delighted to be greeted by a charming fellow who told us entry was free today and he gave us entry tickets. He also advised us to pop our bag in the locker downstairs (1CHF returned...More

1  Thank davidgryguc
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Ettore A
Hey, I'm planning to visit the Landesmuseum on the last day of my stay in Zurich and then directly take a bus from the Central Station, in which case I'd have to take my luggage with me. As I won't be backpacking, I'd probably be with a standard 30kg check-in bag. Would I be able to store it in the museum while I visit it?
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.
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DeniseMCH
Is admission free with the Zurichcard?
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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jsp14
Are there free lockers that can fit a rolly bag carry on?
4 December 2015|
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Response from 404miriama | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the museum does have free lockers for your rolly bag. Best regards Miriam
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