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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 58 466 65 64
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is not a huge amount to see here - 4 or 5 exhibitions but it's still good for a couple of hours. This being Switzerland, there are large Ipads that contain games etc dotted around (I think they'd be stolen anywhere else!) Museum is...More

Thank 888travel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been to many museum like this one. They have a decent collection, especially of Christian items. I wouldn't recommend going right now because it was confusing to us and most of the people new to the museum on how to get to the different...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good special and standing exhibitions. Good electronic guides. Take enough time to visit all the exhibitions.

Thank Claude B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not so impressed with this museum. It was not layed out well and we had trouble getting around. The exhibits were sparse. We got in free with the Zurich card orvelse it would have cost 12 Swiss francs each. We stayed less than...More

1  Thank Kabrams1618
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a good rainy day or hot sunny day activity! The hours were 10-6 and cost $10 CHF per adult! You cannot bring a backpack or large pocketbook that must be checked in the lockers downstairs. The Museum describes the history of Switzerland...More

Thank Tranquillo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there a few times. Staff isn't always very friendly. Was disappointed by that. All in all there are other museums in Zurich that are a nicer experience.

Thank Alexander F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Agreed it is very clean and very nicely maintained, but not really the best of europe...free entry with the day pass of Zurich

1  Thank KishenHarendra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located opposite the main train station, the museum offers a good insight into the history of Switzerland and how it evolved over the ages. The displays and presentation are great and the museum is fairly large so you will spend a good 3 hours or...More

1  Thank nandasmm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swiss view of World history is interesting to say the least. I don't think anywhere else in the world I've ever seen a view. should makes it very clearly why the swiss are not part of the EU and are neutral, their view's do...More

2  Thank kurtaggie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temporary exhibition about the soviet revolution was really well done, and the production value was extremely high.

Thank avoid_boring_people
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Ettore A
26 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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