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Perfect place to learn about Swiss history

Both me (Swiss) and my husband (British) learnt something new about Swiss history in this lovely... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Sandrine P
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A must do visit !

If you visit center Switzerland, this is a must do visit ! The museum was built in the late 30's... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Gimel, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Both me (Swiss) and my husband (British) learnt something new about Swiss history in this lovely little museum. Very well presented and we loved the fact that the museum explored both the "official" history and the more controversial side too. Everything is 4 languages (German,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandrine P
Reviewed April 17, 2018

If you visit center Switzerland, this is a must do visit ! The museum was built in the late 30's but the display material is only 3 years old. Numerous explanations in 4 languages, i.e. French, German, Italian AND English. I was there last weekend...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jrb437
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This delightful museum is in the centre of Schwyz, the Kantonal Capital of the Canton that gave Switzerland its name. Often featuring special exhibitions that have moved on from Zürich, and housing its own special collection too.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Peter T
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

This museum is not very inviting- the lady in the front was not very welcoming and you may not take any photos. This museum picks up the history of Switzerland from where the other museum (forum Schwyz) left off. It is a collection of all...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bronwen L
Reviewed December 15, 2017

To look at all the old contracts between the idendependent places of Swizerland ist stunning.good place to stop by.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Kypt P
Reviewed July 15, 2017

The museum on what has been seen as the founding document of the country gives a dascinating insight into the process of developing and changing cultural identity and even sees its own history as part of that story. Anyone with the slightest interest in Swiss...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jonathan D
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Dropped in here as were visiting the region and the town of Schwyz, and the headline was to see the founding charter of Switzerland from the 13th century. The museum is not too big, but a wealth of information about Switzerland, the myths and history...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 29AlexW
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Indeed this is a museum .. EVERY swiss Citizen MUST visit. Giving a fine insight into the Swiss countrys history. This place should also be visited by all schools you can spend about an hour or so in this place. Very well exhibited and documented...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank petermuellerborneo
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Switzerland evolved from within the Roman Empire and discovering what has become significant to this beautiful country can be learned by visiting this incredible museum. In fact it was so fascinating that we went back a second time in the same week. There is plenty...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Carol Anne M
Reviewed November 3, 2015

If you are interested in History take your time to visit this museum. It has all the original documents showing the establishment of the Helvetian confederation. And bring time because there is a lot to read, there also few short movies about different swiss historical...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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