Swiss National Museum

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Swiss National Museum, Zurich Overview

This historic building built in 1898, is Switzerland's largest collection of the culture and history of the country. Walk through the lives of people, the evolution of art, and even daily objects, from prehistory to the modern day.

Located near the Zurich HB, right at the centre of the city, the museum was built by Gustav Gull in the form of a Chateau, or a manour house from the French Renaissance period. The museum showcases the development of social life and everything related in Zurich and indeed the country, from over a thousand years ago. Gothic art, wooden sculptures, coins, furnishings, and even an Armoury Tower, showcasing a model of the Battle of Murten are included in the vast collection of the museum. Exhibitions are held from time to time on issues currently prevailing in the society as well.

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