National Museum Zurich


in short

The National Museum Zurich received a modern extension in August 2016 in the form of an impressive new building. Switzerland’s most-visited cultural history museum displays Swiss history and explores Swiss identities as well as the historical and cultural diversity of the country.
National Museum Zurich - exterior view
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Logo: National Museum Zurich

National Museum Zurich

in detail

The National Museum enjoys a central position just a minute’s walk from the mainrailway station in Zurich, and is easy to reach by public transport. The museum is one of the attractions of this city on the River Limmat, a thrill for both culture enthusiasts and fans of architecture. The building is an ensemble, combining a graceful historical old building from the year 1898 and a new sculptural wing which is connected to the existing facility, enabling a tour through old and new. Theextension designed by Swiss architects Christ & Gantenbein has given the museum large, flexible exhibition halls, a modern library and an auditorium for public events. The new building was conceived in line with contemporaryecological criteria in the Minergie-Eco-P standard an d sits in perfect harmony with Gustav Gull’s section, which comprises various historicising architectural elements from the late Middle Ages and the modern era.
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Erwachsene | Adult CHF 10.00 Ermässigt | reduced CHF 8.00 Kinder und Jugendliche bis 16 Jahre gratis | Children and teens up to 16 y go free
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Visitor entrance

State Museum Zurich
Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zurich
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Opening Times

10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 19:00
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