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

Splendid Sleighs

3.12.2022 | 13:30 – 14:30

A guided tour through the exhibition «Splendid Sleighs».

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 exhibition "Magnificent Sleighs

In the 17th and 18th centuries, sleigh rides were mostly a treat enjoyed by wealthy families. Following the example of the royal courts of Europe, these privileged groups had themselves transported through the winter landscape in magnificent conveyances. Appearance was every bit as important as the outing itself, because these sleighs were one thing above all: a symbol of status. The contraptions were ornamented with heraldic animals, scenic views of various locations or family insignia, and were a lavish and colourful tribute to their owners. Representing an alternative world to the established order, the mythological figures and animals are spectacular. The National Museum holds a unique collection of magnificent sleighs, and for the first time these vehicles will be on display in this format in the Landesmuseum’s Hall of Fame.

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