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Su 9/5/2021 0:00 – 2:00 Zurich's long night of museums

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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

Mo closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 – 18:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo 12/21/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/22/2020 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/23/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/24/2020 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Fr 12/25/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Sa 12/26/2020 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Su 12/27/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Mo 12/28/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/29/2020 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/30/2020 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/31/2020 10:00 – 17:00 New Year´s Eve

Fr 1/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 New Year´s Day

Sa 1/2/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

Fr 4/2/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/4/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/5/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Mo 4/19/2021 closed Sechseläuten

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Sa 9/4/2021 18:00 – 0:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Su 9/5/2021 0:00 – 2:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Mo 9/13/2021 closed Knabenschiessen

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Even more Zurich in the National Museum

National Museum Zurich
published on 1.9.2020

Eleven new objects are being added to the ‘Simply Zurich’ exhibition at the National Museum. Ideas and requests sent in by the general public influenced the choice of the new exhibits.

The permanent exhibition on the City and Canton of Zurich at the National Museum has been open since early 2019. The centrepiece of the show is a huge cube displaying 60 objects from a variety of epochs and regions. Now eleven more exhibits have been installed. The topics covered by the new objects range from Roman tiles from Wettswil and kachina figures by Dada protagonist Sophie Taeuber-Arp to the Teleboy piggy bank, launched by Swiss Television in the 1970s as a commercial gimmick for the TV programme of the same name. Video clips featuring some previously unseen image material tell surprising and exhilarating stories about these precious witnesses to history.

Requests and ideas from the general public played a role in the selection of the new exhibits. Since the exhibition opened at the beginning of February 2019, the Simply Zürich association has received numerous suggestions from the public for further objects and stories. These ideas were incorporated into the decision.

Images

Teleboy moneybox from 1976

Dating from 1976, the Teleboy moneybox is a little mascot from the Saturday evening TV programme of the same name broadcast by Swiss Television. With two million viewers, Teleboy featuring Kurt Felix is the most successful Swiss TV show to date.

Copyright: Einfach Zürich, 2020; photographer: Mara Truog

Roof tile dating from the 2nd century AD

In 1992 two Roman-era kilns were uncovered in archaeological excavations at Wettswil in the Knonaueramt region. In one of the kilns, a roof tile dating from the 2nd century AD was found. Three names are scratched into it: Victor, Paridianus, and his slave Erymus. Victor was the owner of the nearby brick factory.

Copyright: Einfach Zürich, 2020; photographer: Mara Truog

Kachina figure

The Pueblo Native Americans whittle kachina figures as representations of spirits. C.G. Jung brought two of these wooden figures back from the USA in 1925 and put them on display in the library of the Psychological Club in Zurich. Dada artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp took inspiration from these figures, and used them as models to create two costumes for a masquerade ball.

Copyright: Einfach Zürich, 2020; photographer: Mara Truog

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