Museumstrasse 2, Zurich, Switzerland
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Schweizerisches Landesmuseen Zurich Reviews
The Swiss National Museum Jun 01, 2007
The Swiss National Museum contains the largest collection of objects relating to Swiss cultural history. The objects range from pre-history to modern times. The exhibits are displayed in three or four languages and the museum has rotating special exhibits.
The museum starts with archaeological artifacts including ancient weapons, pottery, and jewelery. The museum continues through the middle ages and ends with modern history. One exhibit contains religious artifacts, paintings and carvings. There are exhibits on clothing, weapons, toys, ceramics, pretty much anything relating to the culture and history of the country.
The coin display was hands on, so to speak. You view the coins in a special case, then enter the number into a computer which spits out a front and a back view of the coin as well as information on the coin. It was a very nice example of technology combined with old artifacts and a great way to display coins.
The museum was very well organized and descriptive. The items were well displayed and well taken care of. English descriptions were a nice bonus. Lockers were provided for your day packs and a little gift shop sold postcards of the objects you can't take photos of (which is everything).
The museum is conveniently located right next to the train station, making for a quick stopover if needed. But definitely plan on a few hours if you have any interest in history and culture or enjoy museums.
Part of the Stuttgart-Schwartzwald-Zurich 2007 travel blog
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