Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We closed

Th closed

Fr – Su closed

Mo closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr closed

Th closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Fr 4/10/2020 closed Good Friday

Su 4/12/2020 closed Easter

Mo 4/13/2020 closed Easter Monday

Mo 4/20/2020 closed Sechseläuten

Fr 5/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/21/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/31/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 6/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Sa 8/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Sa 9/5/2020 18:00 – 23:59 Zurich's long night of museums

Su 9/6/2020 0:00 – 2:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Mo 9/14/2020 closed Knabenschiessen

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We closed

Th closed

Fr – Su closed

Mo closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr closed

Th closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Fr 4/10/2020 closed Good Friday

Su 4/12/2020 closed Easter

Mo 4/13/2020 closed Easter Monday

Mo 4/20/2020 closed Sechseläuten

Fr 5/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/21/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/31/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 6/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Sa 8/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Sa 9/5/2020 18:00 – 23:59 Zurich's long night of museums

Su 9/6/2020 0:00 – 2:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Mo 9/14/2020 closed Knabenschiessen

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Museum closed

Because of the rapid spread of the corona virus, the Swiss National Museum has decided to close the Château de Prangins, the Forum of Swiss History, the National museum Zurich and the Collections Centre for the public until further notice.

The Swiss National Museum is in contact with the federal and cantonal authorities and is closely monitoring the current situation. The health of our visitors is a top priority. We thank you for your understanding and hope to welcome you again soon.

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Christophe Vuilleumier

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The ‘kings’ of Geneva

The Exercice de l’Arquebuse was a Geneva society which, until 1782, held a festival of marksmanship each year, which culminated in the crowning of a ‘king’. This king then ruled temporarily as monarch.

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Andrej Abplanalp

25. March 2020

Nuns – Powerful women in the Middle Ages

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20. March 2020

How the number 7 came to Europe

For a long time, we were very reluctant in our part of the world to accept the Hindu-Arabic numeral system. Even the mathematician Fibonacci had trouble convincing people to change their attitude. But the economic benefits were so great that all resistance was eventually abandoned.

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