National Museum (Landesmuseum)

  Museumstrasse 2      (+41) 58 466 65 11     12 Nov 2019
It will take you a while to get through the permanent exhibition on Swiss history, but hey, it took centuries to accumulate. Complete with sights, sounds, slides and secret bank accounts, this is not some bone-dry collection of old things. There are four thematic areas: the first section shows the history of migration and settlement, the second examines religious and intellectual history, the third is dedicated to Swiss political history and the fourth section focusses on the economy. For most exhibits explanations in English are available. In the west wing of the museum the exhibition Swiss Furniture and Interiors shows 11 period rooms, among them for example a living room from the mediaeval Castle Wiggen. The armour tower displays arms of national and international importance. Besides that there are temporary exhibitions on changing topics (see Culture & Events section of this guide). In August 2016 the striking concrete extension that has been built over the last few years opened to the public. The museum has now finally much more space for exhibitions, a study centre and a large restaurant. E-guide in the 'National Museum' app for your smartphone available in English and other languages or hire a special device at the entrance.

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Open 10:00 - 17:00, Thu 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 10/8Sfr

Events at this venue

Open 10:00 - 17:00, Thu 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Mon.
Indiennes. Material for a Thousand Stories


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