Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 - 17:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Sa, 9/3/2022 18:00 - 23:59, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Su, 9/4/2022 00:00 - 02:00, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Mo, 9/12/2022 closed, Knabenschiessen

Su, 10/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Family Day

Mo, 12/19/2022 closed

Tu, 12/20/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/21/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/22/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/23/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/24/2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 12/25/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas

Mo, 12/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Tu, 12/27/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/28/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/29/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/31/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Su, 1/1/2023 10:00 - 17:00, New Year´s Day

Mo, 1/2/2023 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 - 17:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

Th 10:00 - 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Sa, 9/3/2022 18:00 - 23:59, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Su, 9/4/2022 00:00 - 02:00, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Mo, 9/12/2022 closed, Knabenschiessen

Su, 10/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Family Day

Mo, 12/19/2022 closed

Tu, 12/20/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/21/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/22/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/23/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/24/2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 12/25/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas

Mo, 12/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Tu, 12/27/2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 12/28/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 12/29/2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 12/30/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 12/31/2022 10:00 - 17:00

Su, 1/1/2023 10:00 - 17:00, New Year´s Day

Mo, 1/2/2023 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

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The blue of the sky…

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Beat Breu’s magnificent victory, in miniature

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