Museumstrasse 2, Zurich, Switzerland
www.musee-suisse.com/e/index… - +41 (0)44 218 65 11
Schweizerisches Landesmuseen Zurich Reviews
National Museum Zurich Feb 11, 2017
National Museum Zurich (German: Landesmuseum Zurich) is part of Swiss National Museum (German: Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum Landesmuseum).
Trough several galleries is representing very impressing and various collection. Sadly no photos allowed.
Permanent exhibition led as trough history of Switzerland in four thematic section. The first section shows the history of migration and settlement with various historic artifacts. The second examines religious and intellectual history. It presents in some ambient like big baroque church. I remember at the entrance some books that visitors can read. In the third areas is in focus Swiss political history. I remembering interesting path with several TV sets when you can see a various documentary film. Here is very impressive architectonic design with many multimedial exhibitions. Finally, the fourth section focuses on the economic development of the country.
There also and collection gallery. It contain twenty displays where is presenting various craft products. The Swiss National Museum possess more than 820,000 objects and this is the largest collection about cultural history and handicraft of Switzerland.
Third areas of museum is exhibition about Swiss homes and furnishings. You could pick into well reconstructed rooms from various historic period. At end there is Swiss furniture from the 20th century which is displaying in the spaces in front of the rooms.
Neutral Switzerland has own military history and for remembrance here is also presentation of old Zurich Armoury. The collection is placed in Armoury Tower and is grouped by themas. There you can see various types of weapons, uniforms and equipment with explanation of their historical context.
I have a chance to see newest museum attraction - television studio. It is combination of modern museum exhibition and playground. In reconstructed TV studio visitors can for free to stand in front of TV camera and practise presenting the news program, the weather forecast or sports panorama.
Address: Museumstrasse 2
Directions: behind the Hauptbahnhof
Phone: +41 44 218 65 11
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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