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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)

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

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?

In Search of Style. 1850 to 1900

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A journey through time exploring Europe and Switzerland between 1850 and 1900 illustrates the search for innovation and style for new interiors, everyday products, paintings and buildings. In this period, major cities took on the visual aspect we are familiar with today, schools of arts and crafts were established and specimen collections were built up. A passionate debate on suitable style was born.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
In Search of Style. 1850 to 1900
  • 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.