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Old Arsenal Museum (Altes Zeughaus)

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Address: In old part of Solothurn, Solothurn 4500, Switzerland
Phone Number:
627 60 70
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Go there if you are interested in military history

The collection of armor is amazing. The whole floor is full of them! There are audio texts in English available. It's more a place for a military buff but the house itself is nice... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of armor is amazing. The whole floor is full of them! There are audio texts in English available. It's more a place for a military buff but the house itself is nice to visit.

Thank Kart U
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

On the small 'Zeughausplatz' square, not far from the St.Ursen Cathedral and even closer to the former 'Ambassadorenhof' is this impressive building, which architectonally is somewhat incongruous with the rest of the old town and its predominant baroque character. The four storey high house with a rust colored facade, a saddle roof, many small windows and arched gates, is the... More 

Thank saronic
agia paraskevi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The building was an old arsenal. There are a magnificent collection of old armours. Also there are swords,cannons and other kinds of firearms.

Thank antonis k
Budapest, Hungary
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was quite an interesting place to visit. You can find here all kind of weapons and you are allowed to be very close to them. You can also try one armour and the staff is friendly and willing to take you pictures :) The only bad thing is that they close at 17:00. The visit it self takes about... More 

Thank deealexx
Solothurn, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

When you visit Solothurn, this place should be a "MUST VISIT" POINT in your list! Book a guided city-tour and visit the old Arsenal Museum supplementary.

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Swiss war and battle history of the last centuries. Interesting for everyone especially for children in the school age

Thank Marc L
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I was there in a hurry near closing time. The staff was very friendly and they also offered explanations in the various parts in of the museum. There are three levels with weapons and armors from different epochs of the swiss military history. The entrance fee at 4 CHF is very convenient, and the museum does not need a whole... More 

Thank Mizzyyy
Solothurn, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The old arsenal of Solothurn is probably one of the most significant collections in Switzerland. If you only have half a day in Solothurn, make sure you visit the old town, the Jesuitenkirche and this museum. Last time we visited they were actually renovating and were promising a self-guided system in English - at the time we were walking around... More 

Thank Marc G
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Very interesting museum on a smaller scale with lots of military hardware from over the centuries. These are all housed in one of the older buildings which has architectural values of its own.

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