Opening times

Museum and bistro

Mo – Su closed

Boutique

Mo – Su closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr closed

Th closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

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

Tu 12/21/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/22/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/24/2021 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Sa 12/25/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Su 12/26/2021 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Mo 12/27/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/28/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/29/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/30/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/31/2021 10:00 – 17:00

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Opening times

Museum and bistro

Mo – Su closed

Boutique

Mo – Su closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr closed

Th closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

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

Tu 12/21/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/22/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/24/2021 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Sa 12/25/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Su 12/26/2021 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Mo 12/27/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/28/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/29/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/30/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/31/2021 10:00 – 17:00

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Guided Tour

History of Switzerland

16.2.2020 | 11:00 – 12:00

A guided tour through the exhibition «History of Switzerland».

National Museum Zurich

This event is in the past.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

The exhibition

The 1,000-m2 Swiss history exhibition depicts how Switzerland came to be over a period of 550 years. The tour through the centuries begins in the late Middle Ages and ends with the challenges facing democratic institutions in the present. The exhibition illustrates the journey from a confederation of states to a federal state as a struggle for identity. In addition, it crosses a time boundary that is often considered taboo for historical museums: It dares to examine contemporary history.

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