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

Mo, 19.12.2022 closed

Tu, 20.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 21.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 22.12.2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 23.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 24.12.2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 25.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas

Mo, 26.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Tu, 27.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 28.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 29.12.2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 30.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 31.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Su, 1.1.2023 10:00 - 17:00, New Year´s Day

Mo, 2.1.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

Fr, 7.4.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Good Friday

Su, 9.4.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 10.4.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Mo, 17.4.2023 closed, Sechseläuten

Mo, 1.5.2023 closed, Labour Day

Su, 21.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, International Museum Day

Th, 18.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 28.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 29.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Tu, 1.8.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Holiday

Sa, 2.9.2023 18:00 - 23:59, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Su, 3.9.2023 00:00 - 02:00, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Mo, 11.9.2023 closed, Knabenschiessen

Su, 29.10.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Family Day

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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

Mo, 19.12.2022 closed

Tu, 20.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 21.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 22.12.2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 23.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 24.12.2022 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Su, 25.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00, Christmas

Mo, 26.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Tu, 27.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

We, 28.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Th, 29.12.2022 10:00 - 19:00

Fr, 30.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Sa, 31.12.2022 10:00 - 17:00

Su, 1.1.2023 10:00 - 17:00, New Year´s Day

Mo, 2.1.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Berchtold

Fr, 7.4.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Good Friday

Su, 9.4.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 10.4.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Mo, 17.4.2023 closed, Sechseläuten

Mo, 1.5.2023 closed, Labour Day

Su, 21.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, International Museum Day

Th, 18.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 28.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 29.5.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Tu, 1.8.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Holiday

Sa, 2.9.2023 18:00 - 23:59, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Su, 3.9.2023 00:00 - 02:00, Late Night at Zurich’s Museums

Mo, 11.9.2023 closed, Knabenschiessen

Su, 29.10.2023 10:00 - 17:00, Family Day

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Guided Tour

History of Switzerland

30.9.2022 | 11:30 – 12:30

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

National Museum Zurich

English

This event is in the past.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

The exhibition

Key visual of the "History of Switzerland" 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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