Helmhaus Zurich – an Exhibition Space for Swiss Contemporary Art
The Helmhaus is located on the right-hand banks of the River Limmat in Zurich’s old town. Its temporary exhibitions reflect the lively art scene in Switzerland.
The open cloister on the ground floor of the Helmhaus was previously used as a courtroom and covered market but now functions as an exhibition space for young Swiss artists. The Helmhaus primarily features works by Swiss artists or creative artists living in Switzerland.
In addition to its exhibitions, the Helmhaus also offers a broad program of concerts, talks, tours and children’s workshops.
FIFA World Football Museum
The brand new FIFA World Football Museum is an interactive experience world for people of all ages, and is guaranteed to get all football fans’ pulses racing.
Spread over three floors and covering approximately 3,000 square meters (32,500 sq.ft) of exhibition space, the FIFA World Football Museum examines all aspects of the world of football. Besides the extraordinary history of FIFA and the Football World Cup, an interactive, multimedia world of experiences illustrates how, across the globe, the game stirs people’s emotions on a daily basis, and influences and inspires them. Along with the original World Cup Trophy, the Museum displays over 1,000 items of exclusive memorabilia and apparel, including the national football shirts of all the FIFA member associations. A further highlight is the giant pinball machine, which invites visitors to test their own ball skills in a playful manner – guaranteeing plenty of fun, including for non-football fanatics.
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 6.00pm
Beyer Clock and Watch Museum – 3000 Years of Timekeeping
The Beyer Clock and Watch Museum is located on Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse in addition to the department stores and shops.
One of the world’s leading private collections of clocks can be found at the Beyer Clock and Watch Museum. Over 300 very valuable exhibits present the history of timekeeping from 1400 BC to the present day: from sundials to water and tower clocks, Renaissance automata, magnificent pendulum clocks, elaborately decorated pocket watches and the prototype of the first quartz wristwatch. Scientific navigation devices are also featured.