Archaeology in Switzerland


Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum
Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich

Lake dwellers, Celts, Romans, Alamanni: the names are familiar to us all. Now, a new exhibition entitled ’Archaeology in Switzerland’ allows visitors to view these people’s archaeological remains and contemplate their accomplishments and value systems.

Archäologie Schweiz
Image: Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum

The approximately 1,400 items on display take visitors on a journey through the most important stages in human history. The exhibition also explores the domestication of animals and plants in the area of present-day Switzerland.
The exhibition – which is located in the new wing of the museum – features early fi gurative representations, masterpieces by the fi rst goldsmiths, hunting tools made of stone, wood and bone, and everyday objects dating back to prehistoric times – all presented in a striking scenographic setting.
Animated projections and interactive research stations make the exhibition come alive and invite both children and adults to embark on a fascinating trip into the past.

Intended for

  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+
  • Group


Content: simple

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: inside


  • Archaeology
  • Livestock
Adults: CHF 10
Reduced fee: CHF 8
Children up to 16 years: free of charge
Tue – Sun: 10 am – 5 pm
Thu: 10 am – 7 pm
Closed on Mondays
Languages: English, German, Italian, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? Yes