Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

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

Mo, 8/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Holiday

Mo, 8/15/2022 closed, Assumption Day

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Opening times

Museum

Tu – Su 10:00 - 17:00

Mo closed

Special opening times

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

Mo, 8/1/2022 10:00 - 17:00, Swiss National Holiday

Mo, 8/15/2022 closed, Assumption Day

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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.

M.A. Andrea Franzen

Curator of Historical Textiles & Costumes up to1850 and Traditional Dress

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 65 87 andrea.franzen@nationalmuseum.ch

PhD Joya Indermühle

Curator of Modern Textiles and Fashion up to 1850, Toys, Deputy Head of Cultural History 1

Cultural History 1 +41 44 218 65 22 joya.indermuehle@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

Cultural History 1 +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.

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