The Landesmuseum Zürich was built by Gustav Gull in the historicist style as a castle-like building and completed in 1898. It is located just north of the Zürich main train station. Since 2010, it is part of the Swiss National Museum.
entrance Landesmuseum Zürich
entrance Landesmuseum Zürich
Landesmuseum Zürich - east wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - east wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - east wing staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - east wing staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - ceiling
Landesmuseum Zürich - ceiling
Landesmuseum Zürich - permanent exhibition in the west wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - permanent exhibition in the west wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - west wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - west wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - exhibition
Landesmuseum Zürich - exhibition
Landesmuseum Zürich
Landesmuseum Zürich
The building was designed so that entier historically important rooms from all over Switzerland could be dismantled and reinstalled inside the museum. During the renovations between 2016 and 2019, the historical rooms were largely restored to their original state, closed atriums and windows were opened again and the decorative tiled floors were reconstructed.
Landesmuseum Zürich - west wing with the decorative tiled floors from 1898
Landesmuseum Zürich - west wing with the decorative tiled floors from 1898
Landesmuseum Zürich - west wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - west wing
Landesmuseum Zürich - ceiling
Landesmuseum Zürich - ceiling
Landesmuseum Zürich - exhibition
Landesmuseum Zürich - exhibition
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase
The new extension building by the Basel architects Christ & Gantenbein was inaugurated in 2016. Connecting two wings of the Gustav Gull building, the extension makes it possible to tour the entire museum for the first time. The connection also creates a new semi-closed inner courtyard with a sort of bridge leading towards the river Limat.
Landesmuseum Zürich - new extension
Landesmuseum Zürich - new extension
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase and its round windows in the new extension
Landesmuseum Zürich - staircase and its round windows in the new extension
Landesmuseum Zürich - old and new
Landesmuseum Zürich - old and new
Landesmuseum Zürich
Landesmuseum Zürich
The other two locations of the Swiss National Museum are Château de Prangins and Forum Schweizer Geschichte.
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