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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...more
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Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 218 65 64
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we entered the museum, we were asked if we wanted a tour in English. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and took us through the highlights of the history and artifacts in the museum. Having a guide made the visit much more interesting.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exhibits are well designed and present the history of Switzerland from BC to AD times. There are many artifacts dating from pre-10,000 BC. Information is presented in English as well as German. There is so much to learn and see in a short visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is beautiful different levels buildings some very old. Special the part from Second World War was very interesting and the history of the country very well described. The cafeteria is over priced eat some where else.we spend 4 hours there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend and I agreed that this was one of the best-curated museums we'd ever been to. The exhibits were really well put together and included interesting, novel use of technology. The place is good for kids without being too childish--there is something for everyone. We...More

Thank 8euqu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collections of the Swiss National Museum show the country’s history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day. The museum has outposts at locations around the country but its headquarters are in Zürich, and these contain the largest collection of objects illustrating the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Axes, swords and broken pottery like in any other historical museum in the world. But I liked very much my short visit and short lecture about Swiss history. (Teenager of the family refused to come in, but for her there was a friendly cafeteria with...More

Thank EijaMaija
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum’s admission is included in the Swiss pass which made it easy to decide to go on a rainy day! It is across the street form the railway station. We spent >2 hours and did not see everything. It is a little difficult to...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Great location in a beautiful building. The exhibits are not visually exciting and the words are somewhat small and hard to read. Still the story is good and with visiting. Would not take a child for sure. They were doing what appeared to be some...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Enjoyed our visit to this attractive, well organized museum. It is directly across the street from the train station so very centrally located. There is also a nice public park right behind the museum along the river. You will be treated to an archeological and...More

Thank LeawoodCouple
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I've been to the Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum) several times. The building looks like a castle. There's a lot to see and it's a great place to learn about Swiss history and culture. I came to see a couple of the special exhibitions. Entry was...More

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Ettore A
November 25, 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.
November 21, 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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December 3, 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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