Swiss Rifle Museum

Swiss Rifle Museum: taking a sharp look

Stone shooters’ heads stare out from the façade. The museum collection is impressive. Attention focuses here on all kinds of rifles. The museum was founded in 1885 at a time when shooting clubs were an important part of Switzerland’s social and national life. Important exhibits also date from that era. The great silver cup of Dutch King Wilhelm III and that of German Kaiser Wilhelm II.

There are not just rifles, but also shooting trophies on display, watches and cups for which every shooter with a keen eye would give his or her level best. Then there is the collection of medals and coins and extensive pictorial material on the subject of shooting.

Last but not least: a sharp and keen eye is called for on the airgun shooting stand. And sharp thinking is essential for the knowledge and laser shooting competition.

Visitor information

Opening hours
Mon Closed
Tue - Sat 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. - 12 a.m., 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Free admission

  • From railway station
    Tram 6, 7, 8 to Helvetiaplatz

  • A1 and A6 exit
    Ostring - Thunplatz - Helvetiaplatz

  • Parking spaces available
    Ticket vending machine

  • Wheelchair access

  • Museum shop