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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)

What does Switzerland Eat?

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With the exhibition «What Does Switzerland Eat?» the National Museum Zurich takes a look into Switzerland’s pots and pans and sheds light on the many facets of Swiss food culture. It shows that our daily bread is more than simple nutrition. Food is art, culture, social history and futurology all at once.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
What does Switzerland Eat?

Joggeli, Pitschi, Globi… Popular Swiss Picture Books

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Lisa Wenger’s Joggeli, who won’t shake down the pears or the teddy bear who sets off for Tripiti – the stories in Swiss picture books have captivated countless readers over many generations. This family exhibition lets children immerse themselves in picture-book worlds while adults encounter their once favourite characters in a cultural context.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Joggeli, Pitschi, Globi… Popular Swiss Picture Books

Next exhibition(s)

Walter Mittelholzer 1894–1937. Pilot | Photographer | Entrepreneur

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A new exhibition at the National Museum Zurich is showcasing images captured by the famous Eastern Swiss pilot Walter Mittelholzer (1894-1937). The St. Gallen native combined flying and photography into one lucrative line of business.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Walter Mittelholzer 1894–1937. Pilot | Photographer | Entrepreneur
  • 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 2
8021 Zürich
044 218 65 11 Telephone (Museum)
044 218 65 09 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
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.