Museums



Switzerland ranks among the countries with the most museums per capita, with more than 1,000 museums to suit nearly every taste.

From housing small, regional collections of historical artefacts, to the architecturally stunning Paul Klee Centreexternal link dedicated to one of Switzerland’s best-known artists, the number of museums has grown considerably in the last 60 years.

The Swiss National Museumexternal link, which is actually three museums, offers permanent exhibitions on Swiss cultural history from the country’s earliest days to the present.

In Lucerne, the Swiss Museum of Transportexternal link offers a history of moving from point A to B with whimsical, interactive and informative exhibitions.

The Zurich Kunsthausexternal link and the Kunstmuseum Baselexternal link hold some of the country’s best-known pieces and art exhibitions from the world’s greatest artists.

Visit the Association of Swiss Museumsexternal link to find information on just about any museum in the country.

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