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 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Fr 4/10/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/12/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/13/2020 10:00 – 17:00 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 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Fr 4/10/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/12/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/13/2020 10:00 – 17:00 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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National Museum Zurich nominated for European Museum Prize

published on 5.12.2019

The Swiss National Museum in Zurich has been nominated for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award 2020.

The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) is awarded annually by the European Museum Forum, the EMF. The prize recognises museums that have been newly opened or redesigned within the last three years and which set new standards for quality. What is important is not the size of the museum but the way the exhibitions are presented and the benefits and quality that the museum offers the general public. The EMYA is regarded as the most significant prize in the museums sector.

With the official opening of its extension in August 2016, the refreshing of its permanent exhibitions and the opening of its refurbished west wing in October 2019, the National Museum Zurich has been given a new look in several different ways. The museum is impressive for its combination of the old and the new, the contemporary and well-balanced presentation of its displays and the way it has created a popular meeting place in the heart of Zurich.

Along with the other nominated museums, the National Museum Zurich will give a presentation at the annual EMF conference in May 2020. The awarding of the Museum of the Year prize is always the highlight of the event.

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An ensemble of old and new: the Swiss National Museum in Zurich

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The new extension overlooking the Platzspitz Park

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Interior of the new extension

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A view of the permanent exhibition "History of Switzerland"

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A view of the permanent exhibition "Archaeology in Switzerland"

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Elegant stateroom from the Palazzo Pestalozzi, 1585

Thanks to the new display style incorporating a mirrored floor, visitors are able to view the magnificent coffered ceiling.

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On board the caravel, seafarers go on a voyage of discovery and get a glimpse of distant shores.

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A view of the "Ideas of Switzerland" installation

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The shop at the National Museum Zurich stocks 2000 items, most of them made in Switzerland

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