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Rietberg Museum

Gablerstrasse 15, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
41 44 206 31 31
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As featured in 3 days in Zurich
Ranked #6 of 78 attractions in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This art museum is the only art museum in Switzerland that focuses on non-European art, and has a substantial collection from Asia, America, Africa... more » Owner description: This art museum is the only art museum in Switzerland that focuses on non-European art, and has a substantial collection from Asia, America, Africa and Oceania. It's also located in one of Zürich's most beautiful parks. « less
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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This collection focusses on art from countries in Asia and Africa but also includes sculptures and statues from many other places. There is a massive range of stuff to see and there's also a really nice café to sustain you while you're there! The "visible storage" section is basically a store room with rows and rows of glass cabinets containing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A wonderful museum with a great ethnic collection. Don't miss the next door museum which is in a seperate building in the park surrounding the museum

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Grand Baie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

this museum is specialized in Asían and African culture and their exhibiciones are very good . Worth to visit every time.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

one of the best places to see heritage, culture arranged and presented like nowhere else, it does not depend on the topic, perfect guided tours and perfect presentation.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I liked the order the collection was arranged in. One strolls seeminglessly from one time period and culture to the next.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A friend alerted us to the Reitberg. Set in a lovely park, the several buildings house a breathtaking collection of Indian, Asian and Pacific Islands art, artifacts and religious pieces. And a delightful cafe. Special exhibits of Persian art and Indian textiles - 'Canopies for the Goddess' were especially interesting. What truly amazed us was the depth of the collection,... More

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Tunis, Tunisia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very interesting place for any one who takes interest in Asian cultures. You find a great collection of North and Central Indian paintings as sculptures (Krishna, Dancing Shiva, Lord Buddha). The Museum can help track down a Buddhist evolution story as it further have many artifacts and statues of Lord Buddha from Tibet and China. A walk itself to Museum... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

One can happily spend a whole day in this museum featuring art from various endogenous peoples around the world. Situated in a park, which invites you to take a lomg stroll. There also is a fine café on site.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

the outside of the museum was really nice, with a large park and view of the city. the museum it self was very beautifuly designed... but the arts in it were just ok. also the bad part was the price (around 40$) to see the whole museum, and also if you go to the special shows that they change every... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Beautiful building (second smaller villa housing special exhibits) in a park close to city centre with easy tram access. Beautifully displayed and curated collections, particularly strong on African tribal masks, Buddhist art and Chinese pottery across many dynasties (their Ming collection is BEAUTIFUL!). Amazingly, collection is FREE till 31 December 2013. And open late one night a week :-)

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