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Landesmuseum, Zurich

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • The museum is very accessible in the centre of Zurich with free admission on the Zurich card unlike the art gallery. The staff were very helpful and information was interactive with four languages...  more »
  • This place needs to have guided tours. Consider coming here on a rainy day, when you’ve done everything else. It is collections of historic stones. Unless you have a specific interest in these...  more »
  • Completely amazing. We learned so much, and it never felt like a chore moving on to the next section like it can in some museums. I thought the armor and weapons displays in particular were great - lots of variety and background information. Lots about the more modern history of Switzerland too, which I didn't expect.
  • Good infrastructure...I like the digital book reading concept... Also the binocular used to show the map and war is really awesome... Old building is converted into modern structures but you cannot feel that while walking around. Indian history explained in very detailed even I was surprised that I even I didn't know some facts.

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