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Women.Rights | From the Enlightenment to the present

Until Sun, 18/07/2021
National Museum Zurich

For decades, Swiss women did not have the same civil and political rights as men. The road to the introduction of women’s suffrage in 1971, and the adoption of a constitutional article on gender equality in 1981, was rocky and highly controversy. Ever since the Declaration of the Rights of Man of 1789 proclaimed ‘free men’ to be politically emancipated, women have been fighting for equality. And the issue is still debated by women and men today. Fifty years after the introduction of women’s suffrage in Switzerland, the exhibition at the National Museum Zurich turns the spotlight on the struggle for women’s rights in this country – a struggle that has waxed and waned for more than 200 years. In addition to important objects on loan from Swiss institutions, the exhibition presents some outstanding exhibits from international collections.

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

Until Sun, 18/07/2021

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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