A landmark museum for cultural history in Switzerland, the Swiss National Museum is a delight to visit and explore. The museum building dates back to 1898 and was built in a chateau style by Gustav Gull. A great place to explore gothic art, this museum also holds a promising collection of wooden sculptures and carved altars. Expect interactive exhibits like video and audio and a fantastic layout of artworks at this thoughtful museum. In winters, this museum also hosts light illuminations. All in all, the museum provides a great insight on how these incredible artworks fit in the history of Switzerland.
- Two wheelchairs available for people with impaired mobility.
- If you are coming by car follow signs to Hauptbahnhof.
- Admission free for those with Zurich Card.
- English speakers will have to get an audio guide as many pieces are without an English description.
- Reduced fee: CHF 8
- Annual adult pass: CHF 25
- Annual pass reduced price: CHF 15
- Children (upto 16 years): free admission
- For other ticket details, visit official website.
- Private guided tour: CHF 180 + CHF 8 per person
- Timings on holidays may vary. Please check the official website.
- Private guided tour: 1 hour
- With tram or bus: Stops Bahnofquai/HB (lines 4, 11,13, 14, 17, 46) or Bahnhofplatz (lines 3,6,10, 31)
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18.56% of people who visit Zurich include Swiss National Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
53.9% of people start their Swiss National Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Swiss National Museum
54.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Swiss National Museum
An introduction of the history of Switzerland. More interestingly, the exhibition named Image 68 presented some impressive things, like the big photo of Beatles, the Modern photography of Walking a Man, and also the film of the boys who need to get their hair cut before working for the Army..... Last but not least, the window of autumn is also very nice and worth a visit. Plus, free entry with valid Swiss Travel Pass.
We went to the show that they present at the end of the year. Very nice done, great graphics and sound. The older kids love it, for the little ones it was a bit scary but still good. Very nice food from around the world and great atmosphere.
Went for a few hours on a chilly day in Zurich. The museum building itself was very beautiful, and had enough variety in the exhibits to keep both me and my partner occupied (despite him not being a "museum person"). The exhibits were translated into all four of Switzerland's languages and English, making it easily accessible to tourists and locals alike.
This museum is great. It's very interactive. Lots of opportunities to touch things and see various things develop with the push of a button. Everything is in German, French, Italian, AND English. The bistro food is also nice and refreshing after looking through the exhibits. There is so much information to take in that you could visit multiple times.
the people and volunteers who work at this museum are very nice people, but the museum is small and frankly does not offer a lot. Also they do not really go over or have a lot in terms of the full history that Zurich has impacted on the world stage.