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Today

10:00 - 19:00

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

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

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

  • International Museum Day 26.05.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 10:00 - 19:00

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 10:00 - 17:00
    18:00 - 23:59

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 0:00 - 2:00
    10:00 - 17:00

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

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Today

10:00 - 19:00

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

  • openinghours.days.long.monday closed

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

  • International Museum Day 26.05.2024 10:00 - 17:00

  • Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2024 10:00 - 19:00

  • Long Night of the Museums 07.09.2024 10:00 - 17:00
    18:00 - 23:59

  • Long Night of the Museums 08.09.2024 0:00 - 2:00
    10:00 - 17:00

  • Knabenschiessen 09.09.2024 closed

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Collection Ceramics & glass

Ceramic vessels and figurines

The collection includes medieval ceramic vessels as well as objects made and used in Switzerland between the 18th century and the present, such as vessels, crockery, figures, sculptures and reliefs. There is a focus on figures manufactured by the Zurich Porcelain Factory. 

accessibility.sr-only.person_card_info PhD Christian Hörack

Curator, Precious Metals, Ceramics

Cultural History 3 +41 44 218 66 64 christian.hoerack@nationalmuseum.ch

Glass

The Glass collection comprises mainly glass containers, drinking glasses, bottles and tableware, and some unique glass objects, dating from the Late Middle Ages to the present day. A major focus of collecting activities is the expansion of the collection to include more glassware from the 20th and 21st centuries.

accessibility.sr-only.person_card_info PhD Christine Keller Lüthi

Curator, Hallwil Collection, Manuscripts, Glass, Mediaeval Ceramics, Murals, Editor of ZAK

Cultural History 3 +41 44 218 65 46 christine.keller@nationalmuseum.ch

Stove ceramics

Reference collection for stove ceramics produced in Switzerland. Of particular interest are the stoves that are preserved in their entirety. Highlights are the medieval Swiss stove ceramics, the Winterthur stove ceramics dating from the 16th/17th century, and the 18th-century Zurich stove ceramics.

accessibility.sr-only.person_card_info PhD Christine Keller Lüthi

Curator, Hallwil Collection, Manuscripts, Glass, Mediaeval Ceramics, Murals, Editor of ZAK

Cultural History 3 +41 44 218 65 46 christine.keller@nationalmuseum.ch

accessibility.sr-only.person_card_info PhD Christian Hörack

Curator, Precious Metals, Ceramics

Cultural History 3 +41 44 218 66 64 christian.hoerack@nationalmuseum.ch

Architectural ceramics

Unique collection of bricks decorated with reliefs, from the brickworks of the St Urban Cistercian monastery and other monasteries. Reference collection for medieval Europe.

accessibility.sr-only.person_card_info PhD Christine Keller Lüthi

Curator, Hallwil Collection, Manuscripts, Glass, Mediaeval Ceramics, Murals, Editor of ZAK

Cultural History 3 +41 44 218 65 46 christine.keller@nationalmuseum.ch