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Volkerkundemuseum der Univeritat Zurich

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Address: Pelikanstrasse 40, Zurich, Switzerland
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Ethnographisches Museum

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not the typical ethnographic museum, but a topic oriented one

when I visite th emuseum it was exhibiting the drinking culture of several cultures and their typical beverage - from wine and beer to tea all continents are represented; some... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Fran R
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

when I visite th emuseum it was exhibiting the drinking culture of several cultures and their typical beverage - from wine and beer to tea all continents are represented; some specific cultures are then explained. good material with good explanations. it is worthwhile visiting

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

The Volkerkundemuseum is located within the grounds of the Old Botanical Gardens, so you can see both attractions together. The museum is free and all bags must be left in return deposit lockers on the lower floor. Currently, there is a special exhibit about the culture of drinking around the world mostly geared towards milk and tea. The museum takes... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

The Ethnology Museum is nice but rather average and most of the signage is in German but it is located in the middle of Old Botanical Garden which is a quite park. This makes a very good combination for strolling around and exploring. Both places are free and located within a 10 min walk from Zurich HB (central train station).

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

The museum is a very nice place, it lies inside the earlier botanic garden of zurich and therefore a MUST to see. But unfortunatelly the expositions are very dump, no wit, no intellect - or at least, no combating intellect. Only defending an old point of view how museums should be led. Bad. And I am anthropologist ...

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