Museum für Gestaltung – Ausstellungsstrasse

The main building of the museum for design is just a few minutes’ walk from Zurich Main Station.

  • Close to Zurich Main Station
    Temporary exhibitions and events
    In-house café
  • Outstanding example of Swiss modernist architecture

The listed building from the 1930s is an outstanding example of Swiss modernist architecture and a real must-see for architecture enthusiasts.

At its location on Ausstellungsstrasse, the museum houses temporary exhibitions on the themes of design, visual communication, and architecture, as well as exhibitions comprising objects from its own collections. While the exhibition, “Collection Highlights”, presents design icons such as the Rex vegetable peeler, the Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox, and typefaces such as “Helvetica”, the “Ideal Living” collection features what at the time were considered to be perfect furnishing styles from various epochs from 1930 onwards. In addition, the Swiss Design Lounge and the museum café invite visitors to linger and relax.

The museum's second location is at the Toni-Areal.

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Regular CHF 12
Reduced CHF 8
Combined ticket  CHF 15 (for both sites)
Combined ticket (reduced) CHF 10 (for both sites)

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 8pm