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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
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"swiss history and culture"
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"russian revolution"
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"interesting displays"
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"rainy day"
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"zurich card"
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"great overview"
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"few hours"
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"swiss travel pass"
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"worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
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"special exhibition"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most museums are closed in Monday’s in Zurich and old people can’t speak English very well. However, the place is so nice and deserves to take some photos there !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never really like Museum but I must say the Swiss National Museum is a place to be when u visiting Zurich for the first time. The place really captured your interest and its full of colourful history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the museum enjoyable with its use of simple digital technology to make mundane facts more interesting. The museum can take a minimum of 2 hours to view in entirety. A part of it is also under renovation. Some areas are designed to engage...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Use your Zurich Card in order to gain free entry. The museum displays a comprehensive history of the country. As you walk along the rampway they have a display, photographs and information, of political development in the country. This information is embedded in the floor...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This place is currently under renovation and about a third or more is closed. Didn’t really have much flow. I wouldn’t visit unless it’s raining and you have nothing better to do.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

One of the absolute must see buildings in Zurich, absolutely stunning. Excellent collection that is well presented. Wonderful place of learning that is very engaging.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

A 2 min walk from main railway station and one of the main attraction. It offers old artifacts from swiss history...

Thank Umang A
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The museum is about a floor and a half of display space. The half was primarily books in display cases. The floor was a special exhibit from an abbey. What is disturbing is because the abbey is not Calvinistic in religion the presentation of what...More

1  Thank Anna911
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LM Z, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Swiss National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Anna, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you found the displays and translations of our exhibition on the Abbey of Einsiedeln offensive. The exhibition was created with the Abbey itself, including the texts. In this context "cult" is meant in the...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Really interesting. You can admire amazing ancient documents and diplomas, dresses ... lots of objects and interesting historical news ... But in the bookshop I wasn’t able to find a book in English or French!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I thought this museum was interesting and I could have spent a lot longer reading everything and really soaking it all in. My favorite thing was all the beautiful jewelry and their origins. My husband, however, has the attention span of a fly and was...More

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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.
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DeniseMCH
21 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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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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