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Library

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Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

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

Th 10:00 - 19:00

openinghours.days.long.saturday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Sechseläuten 17.04.2023 closed

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

International Museum Day 21.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 02.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 03.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Knabenschiessen 11.09.2023 closed

Family Day 29.10.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

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Opening times
Museum, boutique and bistro

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.openfromto.long

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

openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.sunday openinghours.openfromto.long

Library

openinghours.days.long.tuesday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.wednesday openinghours.and openinghours.days.long.friday openinghours.openfromto.long

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 - 18:00

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

Th 10:00 - 19:00

openinghours.days.long.saturday openinghours.until openinghours.days.long.monday closed

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Good Friday 07.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter 09.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Easter Monday 10.04.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Sechseläuten 17.04.2023 closed

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

International Museum Day 21.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Ascension Day 18.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whitsun 28.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Whit Monday 29.05.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Swiss National Holiday 01.08.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 02.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Late Night at Zurich’s Museums 03.09.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

Knabenschiessen 11.09.2023 closed

Family Day 29.10.2023 openinghours.openfromto.long

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Textiles & fashion collection

The Swiss National Museum has the most comprehensive collection of textiles in Switzerland. Certain areas are reference collections.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info M.A. Andrea Franzen

Curator of Historical Textiles & Costumes up to1850 and Traditional Dress

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 65 87 andrea.franzen@nationalmuseum.ch

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info PhD Joya Indermühle

Curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion up to 1850, Toys, Deputy Head of Cultural History 1

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 65 22 joya.indermuehle@nationalmuseum.ch

The collection spans the entire spectrum of textile techniques and functions. Highlights include woollen knitwear and wool and linen embroidery from the 13th to the 21st century. There is an important collection of textile archives and indiennes.

The focus is on women’s costume, but there is also an extensive collection of accessories, headgear and men’s waistcoats, as well as items of clothing from international couturiers that were made using Swiss textiles, and clothes from Swiss labels. 17th to 21st century.

The largest reference collection of Swiss traditional costumes, largely comprised of costumes collected by Julie Heierli, author of the definitive book on the subject, ‘Die Volkstrachten der Schweiz’ (Traditional costumes of Switzerland) (1922-1932).

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info M.A. Andrea Franzen

Curator of Historical Textiles & Costumes up to1850 and Traditional Dress

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 65 87 andrea.franzen@nationalmuseum.ch

Representative collection from the 15th to the 20th century of chasubles, copes, dalmatics, and Marian robes and veils, reflecting the acts of the Eucharist.

The collection boasts a wide assortment of valuable old flags. The foundation of the collection comprises the national and military flags kept for hundreds of years in armouries, churches and council chambers, as well as a number of flags once captured as booty.