Opening times

Museum and boutique

Tu – We 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Bistro

Mo – Su closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 – 18:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo 3/8/2021 10:00 – 17:00 International Women's Day

Fr 4/2/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/4/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/5/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Mo 4/19/2021 closed Sechseläuten

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Sa 9/4/2021 18:00 – 0:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Su 9/5/2021 0:00 – 2:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Mo 9/13/2021 closed Knabenschiessen

Tu 12/21/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/22/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/24/2021 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Sa 12/25/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Su 12/26/2021 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Mo 12/27/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/28/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/29/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/30/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/31/2021 10:00 – 17:00

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Opening times

Museum and boutique

Tu – We 10:00 – 17:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Fr – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Bistro

Mo – Su closed

Library

Tu – We, Fr 10:00 – 18:00

Th 10:00 – 19:00

Sa – Mo closed

Special opening times

Mo 3/8/2021 10:00 – 17:00 International Women's Day

Fr 4/2/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/4/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/5/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Mo 4/19/2021 closed Sechseläuten

Sa 5/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/13/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 5/24/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Su 8/1/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Holiday

Sa 9/4/2021 18:00 – 0:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Su 9/5/2021 0:00 – 2:00 Zurich's long night of museums

Mo 9/13/2021 closed Knabenschiessen

Tu 12/21/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/22/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/23/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/24/2021 10:00 – 14:00 Christmas Eve

Sa 12/25/2021 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas

Su 12/26/2021 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Mo 12/27/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Tu 12/28/2021 10:00 – 17:00

We 12/29/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Th 12/30/2021 10:00 – 17:00

Fr 12/31/2021 10:00 – 17:00

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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 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.

Reservations desk

+41 44 218 66 00 reservationen@nationalmuseum.ch

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