Landesmuseum, Zurich

3.7
#2 of 41 in Museums in Zurich
In a city filled with renowned galleries and museums, Landesmuseum stands out with its collection of over a million artifacts, arranged in evocative exhibits designed to present the history and cultural heritage of Switzerland. Narrating the birth and the evolution of the Swiss nation, the museum takes visitors from prehistoric times to the present day. Housed inside one of the Old Town's landmark 19th-century buildings, the collection includes furnishings, household items, handicrafts, liturgical sculptures, panel paintings, and carved altars. Be sure to drop by the galleries displaying a collection of 9th-century art, medieval coins, and weapons and armor. By using our Zurich tour planner , you can arrange your visit to Landesmuseum and other attractions in Zurich.
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  • I was impressed with the number and types of exhibits. The Madonna and Child, one of the few works to survive the iconoclasm of 1524, was in good condition. There was a great collection of field guns ...  more »
  • A large museum, in a beautiful building, literally a minute's walk from the station, which is very convenient. The ticket cost 10 CHF, which is very, very small compared to other museums. The museum tells about Switzerland, there are a lot of things, but it seemed to me, somehow, unstructured, something, well, for me personally. I can't explain it, but a lot of things don't even have a memory. I really liked the interactive display of important geographical objects on the 3D model of the mountain range. You take one of the four smartphones, you choose what you want to see, you point it at the model, and you get rivers, mountains, the St. Gotthard Tunnel, the cantons, the cities. In any case, I would advise to visit this museum, as it will allow you to get some initial knowledge about the history of a beautiful country called Switzerland.
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