Crime Museum of the Zurich Cantonal Police

Switzerland’s first crime museum was originally used for training purposes. Nowadays, it is open to the public for group visits.

Opened in 1901, the crime museum of the Zurich Cantonal Police was the first of its kind in Switzerland. It was created in order to train up-and-coming police officers.

These days, the museum is open to the public for groups. Covering an area of 700 sq.m (7,500 sq.ft.), it looks at the impressive history of the Swiss judicial system and the Zurich Cantonal Police. Authentic criminal cases and fascinating police investigative work are illustrated by means of photographs and numerous exhibits.

The crime museum can only be visited in groups of 10 – 20 participants and accompanied by a museum guide. The minimum age is 18 years.


Guided tours take place on the following days:

  • Monday – Thursday, 5.30 – 7 pm
  • Friday, 5.30pm
  • Some Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm

Opening Hours

Open on These Days

  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • Su


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 682 m 8 min
Zürich Airport 8.9 km 20 min
Kriminalmuseum der Kantonspolizei Zürich
Kasernenstrasse 29
8004  Zürich