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Museums

Hello All, I was wondering which museum you can recommend in Zurich. I planned to go to the Fliegermuseum in Dübendorf, but judging from the website, a trip isn't worth my while. Could somebody drop some tears of knowledge...? Thanks!
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...hmm, any museum buffs around?
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Old 11.02.2010, 06:23
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What kind of museums do you like?

http://www.museums.ch/

There are many different kind of museums - probably not all would catch your inerest. Like this one

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What kind of museums do you like?

http://www.museums.ch/

There are many different kind of museums - probably not all would catch your inerested. Like this one
I've been on that website...but was rather looking for a recommendation or maybe some feedback on the Fliegermuseum...
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I've been on that website...but was rather looking for a recommendation or maybe some feedback on the Fliegermuseum...
Sorry, I can't help with the Fliegermuseum. Have a good day.
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Don't know about the Fliegermuseum, but did notice a poster for an upcoming Museumnacht in Bern on March 19.
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Re: Museums

In Zurich, I'd recommend Schweizerisches Landesmuseum just next to the HB. When we went there were doing major alterations so some of it was closed but it was still worth a visit, they may have finished by now.

Although not a museum but a gallery, the Kunsthaus is excellent and it's free one afternoon a week (Wednesday?).
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I went to the Landesmuseum a while ago and I thought it was interesting. I like history so it is my kind of place. Just don't expect the Smithsonian experience.
If you have the opportunity, visit the "musee de l'art brut" in Lausanne. It is quite disturbing but very interesting nevertheless.
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Cool, I will check out the Landesmuseum. I went to the Kunsthaus last week and it was neat...but art can get pretty tiring after a while....and I did see a nice picture that I would like to have as a poster, but unfortunately they didn't have that particular one.
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Old 11.02.2010, 08:42
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My current favourites:

In Lausanne:
http://en.fondation-hermitage.ch/

In Martigny:
http://www.gianadda.ch/wq_pages/en/e...ns-futures.php

In Basel:
http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/home/
http://www.beyeler.com

In Zürich:
http://www.kunsthaus.ch/de
http://www.museum-bellerive.ch

Ballenberg - in summer and with kids:
http://ballenberg.ch/en/Welcome

In Winterthur:
http://www.museumoskarreinhart.ch/01einfo/011e_info.asp
http://www.villaflora.ch/index.php
www.fotomuseum.ch

In Gruyères:
http://www.hrgigermuseum.com
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Re: Museums

I put this post about the Geological Museum in Zürich into the 'Things to do in Zürich' Thread.

We went round it on an afternoon where there was an extra 'exhibition' of Research Projects done by students at different Universities (including some British ones, Bristol and Leeds I think). Unfortunately I couldn't understand the titles of the Projects let alone the results of the research, but it was quite impressive seeing them all. There had been a lecture on some geological theme in one of the neighbouring rooms and there was an apéro for the participants. We didn't get any food but we did get a good cup of coffee from the espresso machine they had also there for the occasion!

In the 'normal' exhibition, I was a bit disappointed in the 'Tsunami' mock-up, but very impressed by the information about the new tsunami warning system. (Pick the the free little booklet (in English) if you get the chance - well worth reading).

The globe showing currents, global warming and the movement of the tectonic plates (including what the continents will look like in ?00000 years (I'm never any good with so many zeros!) is well worth seeing - especially if you can manage to walk round it having a proper look before someone else comes along and changes the programme to one of the other subjects. When we were there, a 'teacher' of some sort came along with a group of not-very-young youngsters and one of them just had to press the button and swap it over. I couldn't resist shaking my head sadly and saying 'the little boys just can't keep leave things alone' which drew a grin from the chap in charge. (One of the many occasions when I'm glad I speak fluent Swiss German!!!)

Info about earthquakes and the earth itself is interesting too and it was fun to have a little jump and see the needle showing a 'minor earthquake' as it shot up the scale.

If you decide to go, take the Polybahn up from 'Central' to the ETH as it is such fun and saves a lot of uphill steps!
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Re: Museums

Or have a look at Körperwelten (body worlds) at Puls 5 in Zurich... only till Feb 28
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Re: Museums

A quick mention for Museum Rietberg for artworks from around the world. I particularly liked the Asian collections. The presentation is excellent, and the location is very pleasant.
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Re: Museums

You may have been mislead by the Dübendorf website but I can assure you it is well worth the visit. And of course there are 3 Junkers Ju52 that take passengers for a flight.
Another great Air museum is at Altenrhein, the former Donier Flying boat warf, a lot of stuff on the Do X giant flying boat it is also one of the places that damaged Bombers could land during bigbang 2, there is a very interesting exhibition on this topic about what happened to the crews and the aircraft, also the story of the top secret radar equipped Me 110 that landed there.
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Re: Museums

Come to the zoological and palaeontological museum at the University! It's a really fascinating, modern and well-displayed collection showing animal diversity through time. There are also some gorgeous fossils from Monte San Giorgio in southern Switzerland, as well as various other localities. Look out in particular for the placodonts, my babies!

And the best part: it's free!
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Here's the link by the way: http://www.pim.uzh.ch/en/index.php
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Awesome, sounds interesting. I will definitely check it out this Sat or Sun.
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Great! I hope you enjoy it!
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Great! I hope you enjoy it!
I'll give you some feedback...
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Re: Museums

The fliegermuseum in Dübendorf is always worth a visit, but only if it does not take too much of an effort to get there. The dinosaurmuseeum in Aatal near Wetzikon is very well visited by families an the kids will be flabbergasted, but it does not explain scientific findings. You could visit both because they are not far away from each other.

http://www.sauriermuseum.ch/

Another very popular Museum, well visited by Families. It is crowded on bad weather weekends.
http://www.technorama.ch/

Definetely worth a visit is the Transportmuseum, but it is in Luzern
http://www.verkehrshaus.ch/index.cfm...b=79&id=100022
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