Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich

The social anthropology science museum stands in a beautiful location in the heart of the city in the Old Botanical Garden.

The Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich houses treasures from all over the world. Through research, teaching, and public outreach activities, it focuses on human skills and showcases the full range and diversity of human competences. 

In exchange with members or descendants of those communities who invented, produced and used them, the objects in our collections are explored in the light of topical questions and, if possible, researched in a collaborative manner. The provenance of the objects and the circumstances of their acquisition, as well as the colonial past of collections, are also addressed. Moreover, (self-) critical questions are asked about who actually talks about cultures and societies and how they are represented. 

As a place of dialogue, the Ethnographic Museum  at the University of Zurich encourages the public to reflect on what it means to be human.

Price

Free entry

Opening Hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday
10.00am – 7.00pm
Friday
10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Sunday
11.00am – 5.00pm

Address

Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 893 m 7 min
Zürich Airport 9.3 km 24 min
Völkerkundemuseum
Pelikanstrasse 40
8001  Zürich