Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Tu – Su 9:30 – 17:30

Mo closed

Special opening times

Tu 12/24/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas Eve

We 12/25/2019 closed Christmas

Th 12/26/2019 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Tu 12/31/2019 10:00 – 17:00 New Year´s Eve

We 1/1/2020 closed New Year´s Day

Th 1/2/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

Fr 4/10/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/12/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/13/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Fr 5/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/21/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/31/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 6/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Sa 8/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Day

Su 9/20/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Sunday)

Mo 9/21/2020 closed Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Holiday Monday)

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 – 17:00

Mo closed

Café du Château

Tu – Su 9:30 – 17:30

Mo closed

Special opening times

Tu 12/24/2019 10:00 – 17:00 Christmas Eve

We 12/25/2019 closed Christmas

Th 12/26/2019 10:00 – 17:00 St. Stephen´s Day

Tu 12/31/2019 10:00 – 17:00 New Year´s Eve

We 1/1/2020 closed New Year´s Day

Th 1/2/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Saint Berchtold

Fr 4/10/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Good Friday

Su 4/12/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Easter

Mo 4/13/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Easter Monday

Fr 5/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Labour Day

Th 5/21/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Ascension Day

Su 5/31/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whitsun

Mo 6/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Whit Monday

Sa 8/1/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Swiss National Day

Su 9/20/2020 10:00 – 17:00 Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Sunday)

Mo 9/21/2020 closed Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (Holiday Monday)

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Textiles & fashion collection

The Swiss National Museum has the most comprehensive collection of textiles in Switzerland. Certain areas are reference collections.

PhD Joya Indermühle

Curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion up to 1850, Toys

National Museum Zurich Collections & Documentation +41 44 218 65 22 joya.indermuehle@nationalmuseum.ch

M.A. Andrea Franzen

Curator of Historical Textiles & Costumes up to1850 and Traditional Dress

National Museum Zurich Collections & Documentation +41 44 218 65 87 andrea.franzen@nationalmuseum.ch

The collection spans the entire spectrum of textile techniques and functions. Highlights include woollen knitwear and wool and linen embroidery from the 13th to the 21st century. There is an important collection of textile archives and indiennes.

The focus is on women’s costume, but there is also an extensive collection of accessories, headgear and men’s waistcoats, as well as items of clothing from international couturiers that were made using Swiss textiles, and clothes from Swiss labels. 17th to 21st century.

The largest reference collection of Swiss traditional costumes, largely comprised of costumes collected by Julie Heierli, author of the definitive book on the subject, ‘Die Volkstrachten der Schweiz’ (Traditional costumes of Switzerland) (1922-1932).

M.A. Andrea Franzen

Curator of Historical Textiles & Costumes up to1850 and Traditional Dress

National Museum Zurich Collections & Documentation +41 44 218 65 87 andrea.franzen@nationalmuseum.ch

Representative collection from the 15th to the 20th century of chasubles, copes, dalmatics, and Marian robes and veils, reflecting the acts of the Eucharist.

The collection boasts a wide assortment of valuable old flags. The foundation of the collection comprises the national and military flags kept for hundreds of years in armouries, churches and council chambers, as well as a number of flags once captured as booty.

Jürg Burlet

Curator, Uniforms and Militaria

National Museum Zurich Collections & Documentation +41 44 218 67 15 juerg.burlet@nationalmuseum.ch

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