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Alterthümer-Magazin

The Alterthümer-Magazin houses treasures and curiosities from the storage of building components of the cantonal and municipal monument preservation offices in Zurich as well as a collection of wallpaper that is unique in Switzerland. The collection ranges from flowery toilet bowls to chandeliers and fire-heated washing machines to hand-painted wallpaper. The objects on display are particularly beautiful or rare pieces that can be shown to a wide audience.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D
Opening 2011

Tapetenwand im Alterthümer-Magazin, Foto: Samuel Schalch
Tapetenwand im Alterthümer-Magazin, Foto: Samuel Schalch
Bemalte Toilette, Foto: Samuel Schalch
Bemalte Toilette, Foto: Samuel Schalch
Allerlei Fensterladenrückhalter, Foto: Urs Siegenthaler
Allerlei Fensterladenrückhalter, Foto: Urs Siegenthaler

Current exhibitions

An extraordinary couple: Tonhalle and Kongresshaus Zurich

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On the occasion of this year's reopening of the unique buildings on Lake Zurich, Alterthümer-Magazin is dedicating its annual exhibition to the Tonhalle and Kongresshaus. Original components as well as replicas specially made for the exhibition convey the history of the building, culture and the city up close and hands-on. Discover the regained festive atmosphere and elegance of this extraordinary monument.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
An extraordinary couple: Tonhalle and Kongresshaus Zurich
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Sihlamtsstrasse 4
8001 Zürich

Location/directions

Mit der Tramlinie 8 oder der SZU-Bahn bis zur Station Bahnhof Selnau. Der Eingang befindet sich an der Sihlamtsstrasse 4.

Open

Every first Wednesday of the month at 6.30 pm and every first Saturday of the month at 2 pm guided tour of 1h (except January and August).

Admission

5.-

Contact

Alterthümer-Magazin
Archäologie und Denkmalpflege
Stettbachstrasse 7
8600 Dübendorf
043 259 69 00 Telephone
alterthuemer-magazin@bd.zh.ch
http://www.zh.ch/alterthuemer-magazin
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible