The National Museum Zurich is Switzerland’s most visited museum of cultural history. The Museum presents history from the earliest times to the present day, exploring the country’s historical complexity and cultural variety and showcasing what it means to be Swiss.

The National Museum is one of Zurich’s most popular visitor attractions and is centrally located right next to the city’s Hauptbahnhof. The Museum complex is an ensemble consisting of an elegant historic building dating from 1898 and an adjoining sculptural wing built in 2016, allowing visitors to walk through the old and the new.

In addition to six permanent exhibitions, the complex on Museumstrasse presents around eight temporary exhibitions each year. These temporary displays cover historic and cultural topics, as well as issues relevant to society and social existence. The exhibitions are accompanied by discussions, talks, readings and workshops.

National Museum Zurich

Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich

+41 44 218 65 11

Tram 4/11/13/14/17: Bahnhofquai/HB

For your safety, visitors as of the age of 12 must wear a face mask throughout the museum.

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–17
Thursday: 10–19
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Public holidays: 11am-5pm

Tue/Wed/Fri: 10am–6pm
Thu: 10am-7pm
Sat-Mon: closed


CHF 10/8*


Free admission for children up to 16 years

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