Opening times

Museum, boutique and bistro

Tu – We 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 – 18:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Sa 8/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Mo 9/14/2020 closed Knabenschiessen

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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

Mo closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 – 18:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Sa 8/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Mo 9/14/2020 closed Knabenschiessen

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Angebote für Schulen «Geschichte Schweiz»

History of Switzerland – From pikes to robots

Intermediate level | secondary levels I and II

In modern times, Switzerland has remained untouched by wars. But it was not always so. For centuries, Swiss mercenaries fought all over Europe. What role did they play in Swiss politics? How did the modern federal state come into being? The tour illustrates Swiss history from the fifteenth century to the present day. If requested, special emphasis can be placed on one of three topics – politics, war, or economics.

Tour: 1 hour
Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Guided tours in English can be arranged, even outside opening hours. Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Booking:  

at least 2 weeks in advance

Duration:

 

1 hour guided tours, other services by prior arrangement

Group size:

 

max. 25 people

Cost:
 

 

Guided tours for school classes from Switzerland are free of charge.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – State building and a new society

Intermediate level | secondary levels I and II

Today, Switzerland is regarded as an exemplary democracy. How did this come about? Why did the cantons unite to form a federal state? Students will be able to trace the development of the federal state and the growth of national identity by studying selected relevant exhibits.

Tour: 1 hour

Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Guided tours in English can be arranged, even outside opening hours. Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Booking:  

at least 2 weeks in advance

Duration:

 

1 hour guided tours, other services by prior arrangement

Group size:

 

max. 25 people

Cost:
 

 

Guided tours for school classes from Switzerland are free of charge.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – refugees and migrants

Intermediate level | secondary levels I and II

Over the years, many Swiss found work outside the country’s borders, while some even made their fortune there. At the same time, many people have come to Switzerland from abroad. Who are they? How do they cope in Switzerland? And why do people leave their home countries in the first place?

Tour: 1 hour

Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Guided tours in English can be arranged, even outside opening hours. Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Booking:  

at least 2 weeks in advance

Duration:

 

1 hour guided tours, other services by prior arrangement

Group size:

 

max. 25 people

Cost:
 

 

Guided tours for school classes from Switzerland are free of charge.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – migration then and now

Intermediate level | secondary levels I and II

Migration has been a part of human history from the very beginning. What does it mean to leave one’s home? This interactive tour allows students to retrace migration paths, such as the story of a Jewish woman’s flight from Nazi Germany or that of a Swiss man who migrated to Sumatra and became wealthy there. Various biographies are traced and discussed.

Interactive tour: 1.5 hours
Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Guided tours in English can be arranged, even outside opening hours. Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Booking:  

at least 2 weeks in advance

Duration:

 

1 hour guided tours, other services by prior arrangement

Group size:

 

max. 25 people

Cost:
 

 

Guided tours for school classes from Switzerland are free of charge.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – Scenic journeys

Middle school

How did children live in Switzerland a century, three centuries, five centuries ago? Using puppets, design, text, and sounds, students will create short narratives. The interactive journey back in time starts with rank-and-file soldiers, then explores child labour and concludes with the modern patchwork family, vividly illustrating stories from everyday life. With Benjamin Müller, drama teacher and specialist in the subject.

Workshop: 2.5 hours


For classes from the city of Zurich and outside the canton: contribution towards costs of CHF 50.00

For classes from the canton of Zurich: Please book at
www.schuleundkultur.zh.ch

 

 

Guided tours in English can be arranged, even outside opening hours. Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Booking:  

at least 2 weeks in advance

Duration:

 

1 hour guided tours, other services by prior arrangement

Group size:

 

max. 25 people

Cost:
 

 

Guided tours for school classes from Switzerland are free of charge.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

School materials

The school materials consist of work sheets designed to help students take a more in-depth look at the exhibition or at individual exhibits and topics.

Demokratierundgang

Im Raum des 19. Jahrhunderts dreht sich alles um den Staatsbildungsprozess – ein moderner Bundesstaat entsteht. Mit Tablets können die Schülerinnen und Schüler die Entstehung der Schweizerischen Demokratie erkunden. Der Rundgang besteht aus sechs Stationen: Regierung, Föderalismus, Verfassung, Zugehörigkeit, Mitbestimmung und Neutralität. Es stehen 12 Tablets für die Schulklasse zur Verfügung. Inhalt: Animationsfilme, Objektinformationen und Verständnisfragen.

Ab Sekundarstufe I | Dauer: etwa 45 - 60 Minuten.

Führungen: kostenlos und auch ausserhalb der Öffnungszeiten möglich.

Anmeldung:  

mindestens 2 Wochen im Voraus

Sprachen:

 

Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch und Englisch.

Unser Newsletter für Schulen informiert Sie regelmässig über aktuelle Angebote.

Newsletter-Anmeldung

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

Self-led visits

Self-led visits by appointment only. Prior visits are free of charge for teachers from Switzerland.

Guided tours in English can be arranged, even outside opening hours. Guided tours are free of charge for school classes from Switzerland.

Booking:  

at least 2 weeks in advance

Duration:

 

1 hour guided tours, other services by prior arrangement

Group size:

 

max. 25 people

Cost:
 

 

Guided tours for school classes from Switzerland are free of charge.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

Einführung für Lehrpersonen

Führung durch die Ausstellung mit Inputs zur Arbeit mit Schulklassen finden regelmässig statt.

Führungen: kostenlos und auch ausserhalb der Öffnungszeiten möglich.

Anmeldung:  

mindestens 2 Wochen im Voraus

Sprachen:

 

Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch und Englisch.

Unser Newsletter für Schulen informiert Sie regelmässig über aktuelle Angebote.

Newsletter-Anmeldung

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

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