The FIFA Museum is an association football museum operated (but not owned) by FIFA. It is rented under suspicious circumstances (the building renovation costed SFr 140 million and was paid by FIFA, enriching the landlord, who signed a lucrative contract with above the market fees for long-term rental; the case has been referred to the Swiss prosecutors, who are investigating potential fraud by Sepp Blatter, FIFA's former president, and his associates). The museum is located in Zürich, Switzerland, across town from the FIFA headquarters. It opened on 28 February 2016. The project, costing over SFr500 million ($563m), is currently under investigation for "suspected criminal mismanagement".
The 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) museum occupies the lower three floors of the renovated Haus zur Enge, a ten-story mixed-use building located in the Enge quarter, across from the Zürich Enge railway station and the FIFA-owned Hotel Ascot. The building also contains a sports bar, a bistro, a café, a library, a museum shop and conference rooms; the upper floors have office spaces and 34 luxury apartments.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
iliya pezeshki | Jan 26, 2018
As a football fan, visiting this building would definitely be a “to do check list” for me. I’m happy that I went through this experience in Zürich. They have discounts for students, so make sure you’ll have your ID or badge with you. They sell some stuff at the gift shop, like mugs and balls, but they also sell signed shirts by great players. It’s worth it, you get to see some authentic stuff and some simulated ones. If you have a child, they have interactive activities that your child can engage in.
Nigel Jones-Morris | Jan 27, 2018
As a football fan I really wanted to see this whilst in Zurich, my wife however wasn't so keen. Never mind, as you go in, before you get to the cash desk there's a pathway off to the left leading to the football fan's wives' creche, also known as the bar :) She was happy, I was happy, so I left her there and went on a wander round the museum. Plenty of World Cup memorabilia on show, a nice video and a chance for some ball work and practising your penalties and free kicks. If you love football, this is a must see.
T H | Dec 9, 2017
While in Zurich we decided to check this out. If you're a football (soccer) fan, at the international level, this is definitely worth your time. The design and layout is all football and you'll have access to a lot of history and artifacts (jerseys, balls, etc.) throughout the history of FIFA. You'll learn the origin of FIFA and the history of all world cup. There are interactive areas where you can learn each country's international standing; there's also interactive area to kick footballs around and test your skills. There are lockers to store your stuff while you tour; a deposit is required but you get you coin back when you return your key. If you're a football fan it's worth making some time to visit.
Przemek Dobreńko | Feb 1, 2018
An extraordinary walk through the whole international football history. The museum is interactive, modern and rich in various attractions - you can try yourself as a match commentator, or even test your football skills. An absolute must-see if you love this sport.
marvin martin | Feb 20, 2018
Neat museum on football. Most of the exhibits are on the history of the world cup. Second floor has some interactive stations where you can go through some drills. Great for kids
Maria Alice Gomes Keller | Mar 20, 2018
My son loved it! There's plenty to see and do, specially on the second floor. We are definitely visiting it again. Enge station is just a few metres away.
Martial Millioud | Apr 19, 2018
I visited this museum with the whole family and I was pretty well surprised. It has a good mixed of multimedia, simple good old reading (books ! or comic strips), drawing if you want and last but not least, action. We can feel that everything was designed and thought to stand out from standard, I liked it very much and can only recommend it. The modern design as well is a plus point, can only say good thing out of it. Only bad point is the price of a simple coffee or tea in the bistro...well I know we are in Zürich, but 4.80CHF for a coffee or tea, this leaves me speachless on this side.
Michael Lee | Apr 12, 2018
Good to look around Probably a better deal if you are purchasing a family ticket than a single visitor Anyways, pretty interesting displays from highlights of previous world cups including memorabilia. Displays also charting the evolution and development of the game 10 minute fifa propaganda video included in the theatre comes on every 30 mins or so There's a section where you can test your ball skills, good for kids and adults alike
John J | Jun 8, 2018
Great place to visit for any football fan! The real world cup trophy is here which you can see, plus they have a really interesting timeline of the evolution of football since its inception. They have more world cup memorabilia too, plus a really good interactive environment with football games and activities. Great fun for the kids. Gift shop is way too expensive though, but you don't have to get anything if you don't want. Ticket price is reasonable enough (for Zurich) and you can get 30% off the price of you have a Zurich Travel Card. I enjoyed my time here, and I am a football fan.
Magdalena Sikora | May 8, 2018
Pretty expensive but worth to go with little ones. I would recommend it to kids between 2-99. Strollers are not allowed there. I almost missed part with games to play and tables to draw. Maybe its not signed that well, or I didn't payed attention...
Jiacheng Yang | Jun 29, 2018
Very comfortable bed. Excellent breakfast. Train station right across the street.
Sara Meigs | Jul 7, 2018
This was a great time. The exhibits are very interesting and the pin ball soccer area is great for keeping kids entertained. This is a must see in Zurich.
Miles Macdonald | Jul 6, 2018
I'm not really a football fan but felt I had to visit this place as I was in Zurich. Some interesting interactive displays and football memorabilia but not worth paying 24 Swiss Francs. The eight minute video of FIFA highlights in the cinema is good
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