Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Su, 8/1/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Holiday

Su, 8/15/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Assumption Day

Mo, 11/1/2021 closed, All Saints´ Day

Th, 11/11/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Martin

We, 12/8/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Immaculate Conception

Fr, 12/24/2021 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Sa, 12/25/2021 closed, Christmas

Su, 12/26/2021 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Fr, 12/31/2021 10:00 - 14:00, New Year´s Eve

Sa, 1/1/2022 closed, New Year´s Day

Su, 1/2/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Berchtoldstag

Th, 1/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Epiphany

Th, 2/24/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Carnival Thursday

Mo, 2/28/2022 closed, Carnival Monday

Tu, 3/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Shrove Tuesday

Sa, 3/19/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Joseph

Fr, 4/15/2022 closed, Good Friday

Su, 4/17/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 4/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Su, 5/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Labour Day

Su, 5/8/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Mother´s Day

Th, 5/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 6/5/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 6/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Th, 6/16/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Corpus Christi

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

Su, 8/1/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Holiday

Su, 8/15/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Assumption Day

Mo, 11/1/2021 closed, All Saints´ Day

Th, 11/11/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Martin

We, 12/8/2021 10:00 - 17:00, Immaculate Conception

Fr, 12/24/2021 10:00 - 14:00, Christmas Eve

Sa, 12/25/2021 closed, Christmas

Su, 12/26/2021 10:00 - 17:00, St. Stephen´s Day

Fr, 12/31/2021 10:00 - 14:00, New Year´s Eve

Sa, 1/1/2022 closed, New Year´s Day

Su, 1/2/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Berchtoldstag

Th, 1/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Epiphany

Th, 2/24/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Carnival Thursday

Mo, 2/28/2022 closed, Carnival Monday

Tu, 3/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Shrove Tuesday

Sa, 3/19/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Saint Joseph

Fr, 4/15/2022 closed, Good Friday

Su, 4/17/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter

Mo, 4/18/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Easter Monday

Su, 5/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Labour Day

Su, 5/8/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Mother´s Day

Th, 5/26/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Ascension Day

Su, 6/5/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whitsun

Mo, 6/6/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Whit Monday

Th, 6/16/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Corpus Christi

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Guided tour

The Royals are coming

in English

22.7.2021 | 11:15 – 12:00

Public guided tour through the exhibition «The Royals are coming».
Duration: 45 minutes

  • The number of participants is limited - online reservations have priority
  • Admission incl. guided tour: 10 CHF for adults (concessions: 8 CHF)
  • Free admission for children & young people up to 16 year

Forum of Swiss History Schwyz

This event is in the past.

Information Forum Schwyz

+41 41 819 60 11 ForumSchwyz@nationalmuseum.ch

The exhibition

Switzerland has no tradition of royalty, has never had a king or a queen. Still, or maybe just for that reason, the otherwise democracy-driven Swiss love to hear stories about royal families and houses. This is borne out by the large crowds of cheering people that line the streets when crowned heads visit Switzerland.

The list of royals who have visited Switzerland since the 18th century is long. It includes, among others, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Tsar Alexander I, Emperor Napoleon III, Queen Victoria, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Empress Elisabeth of Austria, Emperor William II, Queen Astrid of Belgium, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Queen Elisabeth II, King Hussain I, and King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia.

The exhibition recounts stories of the royals in Switzerland and presents rare and precious memorabilia from their travels, for instance, watercolours by Queen Victoria, Empress Sisi’s evening dress and poetic diary, as well as a tuft of lion’s hair that once adorned Emperor Selassie’s hat.

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