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Sechseläuten 17.04.2023 closed

Labour Day 01.05.2023 closed

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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

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Museum, boutique and bistro

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Library

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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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Offers for schools ”History of Switzerland”

History of Switzerland – From pikes to robots

Pupils with a facilitator during a guided tour.

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 Middle Ages 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.

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+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – Women in Focus

Historical photograph of Vaudois women toasting women's suffrage.

Intermediate level | secondary levels I and II

For centuries, Swiss women were excluded from civil and political rights despite being a pillar of society. What roles have women played over the last 500 years? Why was the road to women’s suffrage in Switzerland so rocky, and what has changed since its introduction in 1971? The guided tour draws attention to the interconnections permeating the history of women, sheds light on the current situation and takes a look into the future.

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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – State building and a new society

The Federal Constitution.

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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – refugees and migrants

Historical photograph of migrants waiting with luggage at the train station.

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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

History of Switzerland – migration then and now

Painting from the permanent exhibition "History of Switzerland" showing the parting pain of a family emigrating.

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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch
Insight into the school documents of the permanent exhibition "History of Switzerland

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.

Key visual of the "History of Switzerland" exhibition

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

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+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch
Key visual of the "History of Switzerland" exhibition

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.

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch
Key visual of the "History of Switzerland" exhibition

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

person_card.sr-only.person_card_info Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch