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Swiss National Museum

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Address: Museumstrasse 2, Zurich 8023, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)44 218 65 11
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Situated in an historic castle, this museum displays a collection of...
Situated in an historic castle, this museum displays a collection of interesting artifacts from throughout Swiss history.
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The fact that in Zürich there is a National Museum does not mean that Switzerland has History. The place was about contemporary art. It is not worth visiting.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The fact that in Zürich there is a National Museum does not mean that Switzerland has History. The place was about contemporary art. It is not worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Due to a very cold February in Zurich coupled with the intent of enjoying some of the local culture - went into the museum. It's free with a Zurich-card. Lockers are free and very convenient. Interesting museum. We realised that the museum was based on different themes: religion, industry, history etc. However that turned out to be somewhat confusing and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited in morning hours. not too much crowd.you can see things peacefully. Swiss watches hstory to churches history etc things are interesting. Old Swiss furniture is also there. also, Metro station is nearby.So convient to visit.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Switzerland's history is excellently displayed. It includes the traditional Swiss culture, like banking and winter sports, but also less known events, such as the history of Swiss furniture. And it is in a beautiful abbé. The wood paneled rooms are stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The museum is great, has a variety of exhibitions. The most interesting one for me was the history of Switzerland - has lots of information, everything is in English, German, Italian and French. Do not miss the additional electronic monitors where you can learn even more information, listen to the Swiss national hymn or try for free a naturalization test.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Swiss National Museum has a plethora of different exhibits, most of them unique to Switzerland and fascinating to see. The Living Room exhibit wasn't quite so interesting, but it takes up a lot of room. The *idea* of the exhibit is interesting, but it just loses something in execution. My children loved wandering around and were absolutely fascinated by... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Swiss National museum is superb. It has a huge variety of really well thought out exhibits and in a hugely remarkable building too. Plenty for everyone. Highly educational. Spent hours here, and could have spent longer. 2 mins from the main station - no excuse!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This museum is certainly in transition with an enormous building and restructuring program, but to call it boring says far more about the traveler than it could ever say about the museum. There were quite a few superb exhibits, but perhaps to the person who just walks in and out, without taking the effort to stop and examine things, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were not sure to go in but we had a rainy day so we decide to get in to be warm. Were were not disappointed. The building is fabulous. It has really interesting things and stories about Switzerland Is not a Museum for kids as is a very calm and quiet environment. The staff is really helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

may be that's what you sometimes also think about Switzerland...this museum is not very big but it's a nice building with an interesting exhibition about the history of CH and always something new to discover either in the permanent or in temporary exhibitions...so I'm coming back constantly :)))

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