The Museum Rietberg, one of the largest art museums in Switzerland, is administered by the City of Zurich. With a focus on the traditional and contemporary arts and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania, it has some 23,000 objects and 37,000 ethnographic photographs in its collection. Most of the objects are on public display, either in the museum’s galleries or in its open storeroom. The buildings that form the Museum Rietberg complex combine, in a harmonious and stimulating way, old and imposing mansions with a modern and functional building.

The Museum Rietberg is a meeting place for people of all ages and offers a varied programme of concerts, lectures, tours, workshops, and performance art with international guests. Its eclectic mix of events combines learning with hands-on activities, and gives participants an opportunity to explore the art and cultures of countries and regions beyond Europe.

The study of the world’s artists and their works is an important part of the Museum Rietberg and sharpens the understanding of the specific cultural and historical contexts in which art is produced.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zürich

+41 44 415 31 31

Tram 7: Museum Rietberg / Bus 72: Hügelstrasse

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–20
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

The Museum Rietberg ist open.

In general: open on public holidays 10am–5pm, except on December 25: closed. Library: Tue-Thu 1-5pm


Special exhibitions incl. collection:
CHF 18/14*

CHF 14/12*


Museum Rietberg: Current experiences

  • Last Days

    Manga – Reading the Flow

    Museum Rietberg
  • An Eye for Art

    Museum Rietberg