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History of Switzerland

The new exhibition «History of Switzerland» © The Swiss National Museums
  «History of Switzerland» reveals Swiss history from the earliest times to the present day, looking at four thematic areas. The first section shows the history of migration and settlement, the second examines religious and intellectual history, in the third Swiss political history is looked at and the fourth section focusses on the economic develop-ment of the country.

3D Battle of Murten catches the eye

  3D Battle of Murten catches the eye
6,000 tin soldiers, some mounted, some on foot, win a historic victory in the battle of Murten in 1476. The detailed Murten diorama has become very popular with young and old alike. Following a complete make-over, the diorama, which has been provided with interactive access, is one of the highlights of the ‘History of Switzerland’ permanent exhibition. Located in the Hall of Fame, the Battle of Murten represents the starting point of a very special journey through the political history of Switzerland.

Collections Gallery

The new exhibition «Collections Gallery» © The Swiss National Museums
  «Collections Gallery» offers for the first time a representative overview of our own collections. Twenty displays show craft products of the highest quality. The Swiss National Museum possess more than 820,000 objects, the largest collection covering cultural history and Swiss handicraft.

Swiss homes & furnishings

A living room from around 1970. Individual and unconventional pieces of furniture characterize the room. © Swiss National Museum

Garden chair, 1945, Willy Guhl, Eternit. © Swiss National Museum
  The exhibition «Swiss homes & furnishings» presents interiors and furniture from the Swiss National Museum’s own collection. At its core are the reconstructed period rooms that helped establish the museum’s international reputation. Swiss furniture from the 20th century is on display in the spaces in front of the rooms. The exhibition shows how people’s needs of their home environment have changed over the centuries, and how furniture and rooms have been adapted to suit the new circumstances.

Scenography: atelier oï-sa, La Neuveville

Publication accompanying the exhibition: Pocket guide «Swiss Furniture and Interiors». A guide to the exhibition with  examples of exhibits. 84 pp., in colour, with numerous illustrations, available in D/E or F/I. CHF 5.00

Armoury Tower

Armoury Tower
  The Swiss National Museum’s collection of arms, of both national and international significance, is based on the contents of the old Zurich Armoury. The collection on view in the Armoury Tower is grouped thematically, encompassing everything from such Mediaeval equipment as upper-body armour and jousting helmets from Gesslerburg in Küssnacht, canton of Schwyz, to Baroque ceremonial and status pieces and Swiss Army uniforms of the 19th and 20th centuries. The various types of weapons, uniforms and equipment are shown and explained in their historical context.

Swiss National Museum
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
8021 Zurich

Tel. +41 (0)44 218 65 11
Fax +41 (0)44 211 29 49
Opening hours
Tue – Sun 10 am – 5 pm
Thu 10 am – 7 pm

28.04.2014 closed

Labour Day
01.05.2014 open 10 am – 5 pm

Ascension Day
29.05.2014 open 10 am – 5 pm

Whit Sunday | Whit Monday
08.06. | 09.06.2014 open 10 am – 5 pm

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