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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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  • This museum is very interesting and interactive. I was spending a few days in Switzerland to sightsee and realized I should probably actually learn a bit about the country's historu! Really nice exhib...  more »
  • There are a lot of interesting things. The only problem is it rose very early (17:00) so, who for a very long time eats and comes back in the 16:00, nothing will show.
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  • I really recomment a visit to this fantastic museum located just opposite the mail railway station in the heart of Zurich. As an history lover I really enjoyed the very interesting exhibtion "The Revo...  more »
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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.