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Museums in Zurich

Zurich Museums Packages

Duration Price
Kunsthaus Zurich2 hours
INR 17.88
Swiss National Museum Tickets, Switzerland7 hours
INR 15
Lindt Home of Chocolate Tickets | Zurich2 hours
INR 16.998

Get a chance to explore the stunning museums of Zurich with a hand-crafted Switzerland tour package. Each museum in Zurich offers unique experiences to visitors. The museum also showcases the rich cultural scene of Zurich. Whether you’re a history buff, art enthusiast, or science lover, Zurich has something for everyone.

The Kunsthaus Zurich is a haven for art lovers. It houses a diverse collection of Swiss and international artworks including artwork by Piccaso and Monet. For those interested in science and technology, the Zurich Museum of Art and Digital Culture awaits. This museum offers interactive exhibits exploring the intersection of art and technology.

Explore Zurich's most famous Swiss National Museum with a Switzerland honeymoon package. It offers a comprehensive journey through Switzerland’s cultural history. It also showcases the artefacts from prehistoric times to the present day.

The Zurich Archaeological Museum is one of the best museums in Zurich for history enthusiasts. You can explore the artefacts which date back to the bygone era. For football enthusiasts, the FIFA World Football Museum is worth a visit. This museum celebrates the history and culture of football in Zurich.

Best Museums in Zurich Switzerland

1. Kunsthaus Zürich: Kunsthaus Zurich is one of the best art museums in Zurich. This museum is home to around 4,000 Swiss and international paintings and sculptures. You can explore famous paintings by famous artists like Picasso and Monet. The museum also offers a fascinating journey through different art movements and styles. It is the best museum for those interested in the world of art and creativity.

2. Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum Zürich): The Swiss National Museum is one of the famous museums in Zurich. It showcases Switzerland’s rich cultural history through various exhibits and artefacts. You can also learn about the Swiss traditions, heritage, and historical events. The museum’s architecture will amaze you and it is worth seeing. Moreover, there’s a shop in the museum where you can shop for Zurich’s souvenirs.

3. Zurich Tram Museum: Get a chance to learn about the history of trams at the Zurich Tram Museum. This is one of the best museums in Zurich Switzerland. You can explore vintage cars that date back to the 18th century. Additionally, you can also learn about their evolution over time. There are also interactive exhibits that can enhance your overall experience. The museum offers an opportunity to discover the importance of trams in Zurich’s transportation history.

4. FIFA World Football Museum: The FIFA World Football Museum is one of the best Zurich museums for football enthusiasts. It celebrates the history and culture of football, the world’s most popular sport. Discover iconic jerseys, trophies, and memorabilia from legendary players and teams. Additionally, you can test your skills by indulging in games, simulators, and hands-on activities. This museum offers a fun and educational experience about the global passion for this game.

5. Museum für Gestaltung (Design Museum): Museum für Gestaltung is all about creative designs. This museum is also known as the Museum of Design. It showcases different types of designs like posters, design, graphics, and applied art. You can see here how designs have changed over time. The work of famous designers like Max Bill and Dieter Rams is also on display. It is one of the best museums in Zurich to explore. You can learn about how design influences the world and daily lives.

6. Rietberg Museum, Zurich: Rietberg Museum is one of the popular museums of Zurich, dedicated to non-European art. It houses a diverse collection of artefacts and artworks from Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. You can explore ancient sculptures, masks, and paintings from different cultures and periods. This is one of the best Zurich museums where you can explore art beyond Europe.

7. Lindt Home of Chocolate: The Lindt Home of Chocolate is one of the most famous museums for chocolate lovers. You can learn about the history of chocolate and Lindt’s chocolate-making process. Additionally, you can explore interactive exhibits and marvel at impressive chocolate sculptures. You can also visit the shop for delicious Lindt chocolates and souvenirs. This is one of the finest museums in Zurich Switzerland that offers a delightful experience for chocolate enthusiasts.

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Which are the free museums to visit in Zurich?

1. Palaeontological Museum: Explore the Palaeontological Museum of the University of Zurich where you can learn about the history of the development of the earth and living creatures. You can explore the most precious collections of aquatic reptiles and fishes dating back centuries which have been well-preserved making it one of the popular Zurich museums. Increase your knowledge about evolution, eco fossils, fossilisation and index fossils. Reconstruction of the past habitats as well as 3-D models of fossils was made by B. Scheffold to facilitate a better understanding of the fossils.

Address: University of Zurich, Paleontological Institute and Museum, Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4
8006, Zurich, Switzerland
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday: 10–17
Monday: Closed.

2. Zoological Museum: Explore the Zoological Museum inside the University of Zurich which imparts education and raises awareness for the grandeur, value and diversity of nature. You can witness about 1500 extinct animal species on display through digital presentations that are engaging for visitors of all ages. One can also check out the special exhibitions which showcase the peculiar characteristics of the species ranging from bedbugs to warthogs even. You can indulge in hearing the sounds of buzzing insects and singing whales over earphones and watch various small insects through a magnifying glass.

Address: Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm.
Monday closed.

3. Civil Defense Museum: Explore the Civil Defense Museum to learn about the old circular bunker which offers insight to Swiss civil defence history ranging from the 30s till date. You can also experience the technical installations which supply the bunker with fresh air, power, and fresh air which is located under the bunker dating back to the Cold War days. You can also explore the advanced medical facilities which are on display portraying the patient transport system and an operating room.

Address: Zivilschutz-Museum, Landenbergpark, Habsburgstrasse 17, 8037 Zürich
Timings: Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm

4. focusTerra: Explore Terra, the Earth and Science Discovery Center of ETH that imparts knowledge by inspiring and empowering people to understand the natural and man-made environment. You can visit the best museums in Zurich to explore state-of-the-art research by portraying the beauty and diversity of the Earth Science collections. It hosts interactive exhibitions that offer an exciting journey from the interior of the Earth, past the peaks of the Alps and all the way up to the stars.

Address: Sonneggstrasse 5, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland
Timings: Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00
Sunday 10:00-16:00
Sat Closed

Which is the biggest museum in Zurich?

The biggest museum in Zurich is Museum Rietberg which focuses on contemporary and traditional art cultures of Asian, African, American, and Oceania. The museum hosts various exhibitions and has more than 23,000 rare items and 37,000 ethnographic photographs in its collection.

How long does it take to explore the FIFA World Football Museum?

You need around 2-3 hours to explore the one-of-a-kind FIFA World Football Museum to learn about the evolution of football and how it connects people across the globe. You can take a tour to explore the various sections like the Rainbow, the Timeline and watch the best clips of football with your family and friends.

How many days are enough to explore Zurich?

2-3 days is enough to explore the main attractions including the picturesque landscape, the world heritage sites and the museums in Zurich, Switzerland,. You can also explore the majestic Alps and witness the mesmerising snow-capped hills with your family and friends making it a memorable experience.

How many museums are there in Zurich?

Zurich has more than 50 museums for you to explore and witness the rich culture and heritage of Zurich, Switzerland. Some museums provide free entry and others with a nominal fee to have a private or guided tour of the entire museum which displays the stunning art and culture of the land.

Is the Rietberg Museum free?

No, entry for Rietberg is not free and has its ticket fare starting from CHF 14.00 approximately. The admission fee for children below the age of 17 years is free.

What is the best time to visit Zurich?

The best time to visit Zurich is during summers between June to August which is ideal to do outdoor activities in and around the city. The summer months are the perfect time to visit Zurich due to the sunny days and cool breezy weather when the average temperature is around 21 degrees.

How to reach Zurich?

By Bus: Switzerland's road journeys are romantic and gorgeous. Several Swiss motorways, including the A1, A2, A3, A4, A11, and A20, run to Zurich, making it an easy journey from neighbouring cities.

By Train: One can reach Zurich through train from neighbouring countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, and Spain, to mention a few. Hauptbahnhof is the major railway station and is located in the heart of the city, making it extremely easy to travel about.

By Air: Zurich can also be reached by flight from major countries and neighbouring cities. The main airport in Zurich is the Zürich Airport Flughafen Zürich which is located in almost the centre of the city.

What is special about Zurich?

The stunning city of Zurich is renowned for its crucial banking and financial centres throughout the world. The largest city in Switzerland is special for its mesmerising landscape, pristine lakes, ancient and modern architecture and stunning galleries and museums.

Zurich Museums Reviews

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Satish Karri
Reviewed: 10 Aug 2022
5.0/5
The National Museum of Switzerland is a grand place. The guide who assisted me told me about a variety of over 8 lakhs of artefacts preserved there. I loved the theme library there. The best part was that it housed over 14 themed collections showing different versions of Swiss history. Spent really ... Read More
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Uttam Kaniyar
Reviewed: 10 Aug 2022
5.0/5
Getting free chocolate, surrounded by chocolate fountains and bowls is simply amazing. Thrillophila offered great deals on the pass and my friends and I enjoyed the guided tour. The interiors of the place are so classy and we got a lot of amazing pictures.
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Shubham Gagneja
Reviewed: 20 Jul 2022
5.0/5
A trip to Switzerland would remain incomplete with a visit to the heart of Swiss chocolate- the Lindt Museum! We had the very best time on our tour with Thrillophilia. Our tickets were really inexpensive, and the experience was well worth the price. Would highly recommend it to everyone.
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Pratik Chauhan
Reviewed: 24 Jun 2022
5.0/5
The tour of the Lindt chocolate museum takes you through the origin and history before we got to see the production and then taste some. Our guide was very friendly and gave a great tour. If you're in Zurich and don't mind traveling a small distance south of the city, this delectable experience is d... Read More
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Tilottama Tilottama
Reviewed: 07 Sep 2022
4.0/5
If you're interested in Swiss history, then a visit to the Swiss National Museum is a must. The museum is located in the heart of Zurich and is filled with exhibitions and artefacts that tell the story of Switzerland. The tour of the museum by Thrillophilia is incredibly informative, and our guide w... Read More
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Bhushan Abbott
Reviewed: 23 Apr 2022
5.0/5
As lovers of chocolate, my mum and I have been huge fans of Lindt chocolate, and it was a great experience to visit the Lindt museum in Zurich. We even saw the huge chocolate fountain there, and got to taste so many different types of chocolate. We booked this experience from Thrillophilia and got a... Read More

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