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Swiss National Museum, Zurich

(3.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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 spent a couple of hours wandering around the museum. We were quite surprised by how modern the interior of the building is. From the outside we thought we were going into an old building. I enjoyed...  more »
  • Exciting and interesting exhibition with lots of information on the history of Switzerland. Also always interesting exhibitions on time. Enters the digital age there, and there is a lot which makes the exhibition living. The backdrop of the old walls are visible outside as inside and no less interesting are worth - simply a closer look at the renewal, modernization.
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  • The Museum offers exhibitions on a high level. I am repeatedly impressed with the vividly made and interesting exhibitions.
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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.