The Swiss National Museum (German: Landesmuseum)—part of the Musée Suisse Group, itself affiliated with the Federal Office of Culture, is located in the city of Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, next to the Hauptbahnhof.
The museum building of 1898 in the historicist style was built by Gustav Gull in the form of the French Renaissance city chateaus. His impressive architecture with dozens of towers, courts and his astonishing park on a peninsula between the rivers Sihl and Limmat has become one of the main sights of the Old City District of Zurich.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
michelle poiccard | Feb 24, 2018
Fantastic museum, with incredibly interactive exhibitions and loads of information available on most exhibits. Incorporating modern technology in a really impressive way, so you are guaranteed your kids will not get bored exploring it. The ticket price (10f) is really reasonable, and you best reserve good few hours if you want to see everything without rushing it.
Rez Zer | Jan 23, 2018
This museum had an awesome layout. It wasn't as big as I would have liked it to be and there were a lot of renovations going on so that could have been the reason why it felt like there wasn't much going on. Regardless it's a nice way to understand the history of Switzerland and hopefully the renos are done by the time you read this! Would like to see others perspective on the size and variety of the place.
Amit S | Jan 23, 2018
Great museum with excellent insights into the evolution of Switzerland. Interactive books, binoculars, headphones add to the experience. Very well maintained, and loads of things for kids to do and enjoy. They have a big boutique for shopping as well, but pricey even by Swiss standards. Only improvement area would be very few sitting areas and drinking water availability.
Arturo Crespo | Jan 18, 2018
Excellent museum with an overview of the history of Switzerland and special exhibits. It's located just next door to the train station. History buffs will love the museum. However, except for the small section on Swiss animals the museum may not work for kids. To make justice to the place, allow for 3 hours. Note that a wing of the museum is undergoing renovation, so it may feel a bit disorganized.
Rebecca Reizner | Feb 11, 2018
Beautifully designed museum. All of the exhibits had really interesting and unique layouts that we're interesting to look at. Fairly small museum so you can see all of it without getting overwhelmed.
Em Dipla | Apr 4, 2018
A great museum to visit with the kids on a rainy afternoon. A lot of the exhibits are interactive which is great until you go into the next room and you can’t touch anything. Luckily there are helpful eagle-eyed members of staff on hand to quickly point this out. You can learn a lot about the history and character of Switzerland and the building itself is interesting too.
Andrea Rossi | Apr 1, 2018
10/10 for how things are presented. Very modern and interactive, and everything is available in 4 languages (DE, IT, EN and FR). It really set the bar for how a museum should be.
Joe R | Apr 17, 2018
One of the smartest museums I’ve visited. A stunning combination of the old building and an amazing new building. The museum is extremely tidy and well looked after. The technology used is really up to date, there are amazing cabinets with touch screen movable displays that slide across them to learn more about the contents. There are sensors that activate displays and multilingual videos that make learning about the history nice and accessible. It was only 10CHF for an adult ticket and you could easily spend a day going around the whole museum. The ticket allows you to go in and out of the museum during the day so you can take a break or get some lunch. Definitely worth a visit!
Karina Kjerulff Kotchiev | May 3, 2018
It was okay. Had higher expectations so a bit disappointed. Went there with a 7-y-o and we got the "adventure trunk" with small assignments for kids guiding you through the museum. The trunk is from age 7 and all in all it took us a about 90 minutes to complete. Was happy to have this as it otherwise could be a bit boring for a 7-y-o to hold her interest in the museum items. It is only in German though. But exhibition texts are in English.
Raju Varghese | May 2, 2018
If you are interested in Swiss/European history this is a must visit. It has a considerable collection of Swiss historical objects and has a well laid out exhibitions. Situated next to the main train station of Zurich it also has a cafe and a restaurant.
Lin Boynton | May 26, 2018
Most well done museum I've visited! The exhibits are interactive, modern, and exquisite. The content might not be the most interesting but it is presented in the best way. Worth it just to see how well a museum can be set up :)
ST7A Bad Karma | Jul 3, 2018
World class museum with jaw dropping and inspirational exhibits. Extremely professional and attentive staff and security. A very quiet and relaxing environment. Overall it was a very peaceful and enlightening experience.
Chris Rasmussen | Jul 18, 2018
Visited Swiss history wing. I learned a lot. For example, William Tell. Also, the large history wheel was fun and fascinating. The diarama of the battle was intriguing. Be sure to look through the binoculars. What the Swiss eat was fun also. I tried the treat at the end. Better than I expected.
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