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Swiss National Museum, Zurich

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In a city filled with renowned galleries and museums, Swiss National Museum stands out with its collection of over a million artifacts, arranged in evocative exhibits designed to present the history and cultural heritage of Switzerland. Narrating the birth and the evolution of the Swiss nation, the museum takes visitors from prehistoric times to the present day. Housed inside one of the Old Town's landmark 19th-century buildings, the collection includes furnishings, household items, handicrafts, liturgical sculptures, panel paintings, and carved altars. Be sure to drop by the galleries displaying a collection of 9th-century art, medieval coins, and weapons and armor. Arrange to visit Swiss National Museum and other attractions in Zurich using our Zurich itinerary builder.
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  • We went to see one of the special exhibitions, that on refugees "Flucht". This was quite well done, but the rest of the museum was rather disappointing. It was difficult to find your way around this b...  more »
  • The Swiss National Museum is an outstanding history museum which one should not miss while in Zurich as it is right next to the main train station. The collection is extensive and detailed and of the ...  more »
  • Excellent, eventually go all the around 1. It took five hours. Exhibits on the history of Switzerland and not only see the kids an interactive gimmick, full of joy that it was.
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  • They just finished building the new part of the museum. Some love it, some hate it. Go and make your own opinion. It's anyway worth seeing it
  • Interesting place, there's not a lot to see but the ticket is also not that expensive. Also the bistro is pretty good.
  • Let me start by saying, this was a really great museum. It happened to be not terribly interesting to my husband or myself, BUT, that'd just a personal preference. It was well laid out and organized, clean, and interactive. We also got to learn a lot about Switzerland. Free with our Swiss Travel Pass, so a great experience overall!
  • I really enjoyed this museum. Especially at the end, you get to see a bit of satire about Switzerland and Swiss culture, which is refreshing.
  • Great walk through the exhibition and taking some pictures from the building outside.