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National Museum Zurich.

National Museum Zurich.

Experience Swiss history at the National Museum Zurich. Alongside the historical permanent exhibitions, the changing programme of special exhibitions makes every visit a real experience.

With its impressive extension building, the Swiss National Museum has gained a modern wing. The most frequently visited cultural-historical museum in Switzerland has Swiss history on display and gives insight into Swiss identity as well as the historical, social and cultural diversity of our country.

  • Art, knowledge & museums


Thanks to the RailAway combined you will benefit from:

  • 10% reduction on the train journey to Zurich main station and back.
  • 10% reduction on admission.

Offer valid: 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2017.

Thanks to the Swiss Museum Pass you will benefit from:

  • 10% reduction on the train journey to Zurich main station and back.

Offer valid: 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2017.


Permanent Exhibitions

Collections Gallery

History of Switzerland

Swiss homes & furnishings

Armoury Tower  

Special Exhibitions

Europe in the Renaissance.
Metamorphoses 1400–1600
1 August to 27 November 2016


Flucht (Escape)29 October 2016 to 19 March 2017


Weihnachten und Krippen
(Christmas and mangers)

25 November 2016 to 8 January 2017


Das Wetter. Sonne, Blitz und Wolkenbruch (The Weather. Sun, Lightning and Downpours)13 January to 21 May 2017


Permanent exhibitions:
Archaeology in Switzerland.
Swiss history.
Gallery collections.

Exhibition venue

Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum
National Museum Zurich
Museumstrasse 2
8021 Zurich


German, French

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Guided tours

Public and private tours and a wide variety of events for adults, children and families. For details see,
tel: 058 466 65 11


Information and tips.

  • To plan your travel: timetable
  • Transfer: from Zurich main station about a 2-minute walk – the National Museum is right next to Zurich main station.
  • Offer is wheelchair accessible.
  • Info:, Tel. 058 466 65 11.



Extend your visit to the region by staying overnight in a hotel.


RailAway combined offer.

Included in the reduced combined offer price: rail journey (10%) to Zurich main station and back and admission (10%). Price examples: 2nd class, in CHF.

Basel SBB38.8068.40

Offer valid: 1 August 2016 to 31 January 2017.

Further reductions:
With the Junior travelcard:
for children up to 16, the whole offer is free of charge
With the GA travelcard:
CHF 9.00, redeem reduced admission before travelling.
For students/women 64+ years/men 65+ years/recipients of IV pensions:
CHF 1.80 reduction, redeem reduced RailAway combined offer before travelling.

Additional information:

  • The national rail ticket is valid for 3 days. On the ZVV regional network the offer is valid for 1 day.
  • The RailAway combined offer is also available without the Half-Fare travelcard and for 1st class.

The price examples are calculated for the usual routing.
Prices include VAT. Prices and product specifications subject to modifications. Prices effective: 1 January 2016.

Information for sales:

Up to 27.11.2016
OR art. no. 12495
ZVV art. no. 12500
Z-Pass art. no. 12496; 12497; 12498; 12499

From 28.11.2016
OR art. no. 8959
ZVV art. no. 8960
Z-Pass art. no. 7440; 7441; 7442; 7443

RailTicket with the Swiss Museum Pass:
OR art. no. 6602


You can obtain this RailAway combined offer:

  • Online.
  • From the Rail Service Helpdesk 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network).
  • At railway station ticket counters (opening hours).

Please note: You can only obtain this reduced RailAway combined offer at the points of sale given above.

If you already have a Swiss Museum Pass, you can obtain the reduced public transport ticket:

  • From the Rail Service Helpdesk 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss fixed-line network).
  • At railway station ticket counters (opening hours).

Important: please show the Swiss Museum Pass along with the reduced PT ticket on the train. On the return journey it is only valid with the museum stamp on the reverse side of the PT ticket.

Not available within the fare network.


Offer information:
Rail Service
0900 300 300
(CHF 1.19/min. from the Swiss
fixed-line network)
or at your station.

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