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Landesmuseum Zürich

Alps and army, banks and farmers, Heidi and Helvetii, cheese and cantons, edelweiss and confederates – Why is Switzerland like it is? The largest cultural-historical collection of Switzerland in the National Museum Zurich provides answers.
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 National Museum Zurich 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.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1898

The National Museum Zurich: a combination of old and new.
The National Museum Zurich: a combination of old and new.
The “Archaeology in Switzerland” Exhibition.
The “Archaeology in Switzerland” Exhibition.
The “Swiss history” exhibiton
The “Swiss history” exhibiton

Current exhibition(s)

swiss bestiary: Cow, marmot, alpine ibex and St Bernhard dog

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Man’s relationship with animals is age-old and influences our landscape, culture and identity. The cow, alpine ibex, St Bernhard dog and marmot star in the National Museum Zurich’s exhibition, which examines the animals’ biology and explores their role in Swiss tradition and everyday life.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
swiss bestiary: Cow, marmot, alpine ibex and St Bernhard dog

Montreux. Jazz since 1967

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David Bowie, Miles Davis and Deep Purple – they have all played at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Founded in 1967, it has become one of the most prominent music events in the world. The big names in the music business gather in Montreux every year. The happenings that normally unfold on the shoreline of Lake Geneva are now coming to Zurich in the form of an exhibition.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Montreux. Jazz since 1967

Next exhibition(s)

God and the Pictures. Disputes of the Reformation

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Early in 1519, Ulrich Zwingli came to Zurich and sparked the Reformation in Switzerland. 500 years later, the Reformation is still considered one of the most formative events in Swiss history. The exhibition focuses attention on the argument over which is the true faith and highlights the origin of a new denomination.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
God and the Pictures. Disputes of the Reformation
  • History
    History
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich

Location/directions

Museumstrasse 2, neben dem Hauptbahnhof Zürich (Hinweisschilder beachten)

Open

Di-So 10-17; Do 10-19
Führungen nach Vereinbarung:
T. 044 218 66 00, reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

Admission

Erwachsene: CHF 10.-
Reduziert: CHF 8.-
Kinder und Jugendliche (bis 16 Jahre): Eintritt frei

Contact

Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2 Postfach
8021 Zürich
044 218 65 11 Telephone (Museum)
044 211 29 49 Fax (Museum)
info@nationalmuseum.ch
http://www.landesmuseum.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport