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Ethnographic Museum


The Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich is located in the Old Botanical Garden at the corner Talstrasse Pelikanstrasse.

Upcoming and current exhibitions

Arriving by Public Transport

The following tram lines stop close to the museum:

  • From Zurich Main Station: tram no. 6, 7, 11, 13 or 17 to Rennweg
    (between Zurich Main Station and Paradeplatz)
  • From University center: tram no. 9 to Sihlstrasse
    (between Paradeplatz and Stauffacher)
  • From Bellevue: tram no. 2 to Sihlstrasse or tram no. 8 to Bahnhof Selnau

The following trains (S-Bahn) stop close to the museum:

  • From Zurich Main Station: S4 and S10 to Bahnhof Selnau

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Arriving by Car

There are no parking lots right at the museum. Use these car parks:

City Parking

Weiterführende Informationen


University of Zurich
Ethnographic Museum
Pelikanstrasse 40
CH-8001 Zürich
+41 44 634 90 11

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Monday closed

Entry free of charge


Car Park Routing System

Location Plan


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