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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.friday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Library

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.saturday Open till openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Special opening times

  • Good Friday 29.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Kars Saturday 30.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter 31.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter Monday 01.04.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Sechseläuten 15.04.2024 closed

  • Labour Day 01.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Ascension Day 09.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whitsun 19.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whit Monday 20.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • International Museum Day 26.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

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Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.friday Open till openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Library

  • openinghours.days.long.tuesday Open till openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.thursday openinghours.openfromto.long

  • openinghours.days.long.saturday Open till openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Special opening times

  • Good Friday 29.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Kars Saturday 30.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter 31.03.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Easter Monday 01.04.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Sechseläuten 15.04.2024 closed

  • Labour Day 01.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Ascension Day 09.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whitsun 19.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Whit Monday 20.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • International Museum Day 26.05.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 openinghours.openfromto.long

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

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Services for people with visual impairments

Symbol for people with a visual impairment

The National Museum Zurich offers public and private tours on various themes for people who are visually impaired and their companions. Guide dogs are, of course, welcome.

accessibility.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

A tactile journey into the past – guided tours

Original 1667 gallery with paintings, from the ‘Haus zum Langen Stadelhof’ in Zurich.  | © Swiss National Museum

Historical rooms – rooms for history

A tactile journey into the past

This tour explores the historical rooms in the National Museum Zurich. Which rooms did wealthy citizens live in 400 years ago? And what clothes did they wear? A unique journey into the past for people with a visual impairment. The rooms are described in detail and can be experienced through touch together with an expert.

The tour can be booked privately in a time slot to suit the visitor.

A person touching an archaeological object during a guided tour for the visually impaired.

Archaeology – on the trail of old ways of life

A tactile journey into the past

A tactile journey into the past

Many treasures from the past can be found in the National Museum Zurich. They tell us about everyday life thousands of years ago. What objects did people make in the Stone Age? What materials did they work with, and what does a 4000-year-old hammer feel like? People with a visual impairment are invited to experience history up close together with an expert. Objects that can be touched make distant times easier to comprehend.

The tour can be booked privately in a time slot to suit the visitor.

A person feeling the Gotthard massif during a guided tour for the visually impaired.

Gotthard – a place with history

A tactile journey into the past

The Gotthard is much more than the tunnel with Easter traffic jams. It is also an imposing mountain range and has been an important route south for centuries. How did people cross the Gotthard in times gone by? What does granite from the Gotthard Massif feel like? People with a visual impairment are invited to discover one of the most famous regions of Switzerland together with an expert.

The tour can be booked privately in a time slot to suit the visitor.

Booking

  • Admission for participants CHF 8, free guided tour, free admission for companions
  • Limited number of participants
  • Further information and bookings by phone on +41 (0)44 218 66 00, available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.