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Old Arsenal Museum (Altes Zeughaus)

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Wonderful collection!

The museum is easy to reach. The collection is impressive and well exposed with interesting... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Bissone, Switzerland
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Wonderful collection of weaponry

To understand the history of war, it helps to be able to see and feel the weapons and tools used to... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Zeughausplatz 1, Solothurn 4500, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is easy to reach. The collection is impressive and well exposed with interesting explanations (in french, german and if you ask at the reception they will give you an ipad with the explanations in english). In addition...have you ever wished to try a...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

To understand the history of war, it helps to be able to see and feel the weapons and tools used to fight it. This excellent museum gives you that opportunity as you get to explore various guns and canons, wander among suits of armour, and...More

Thank KatherineB2011
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The collection of armor is amazing. The whole floor is full of them! There are audio texts in English available. It's more a place for a military buff but the house itself is nice to visit.

Thank Kart U
Reviewed 18 February 2017

On the small 'Zeughausplatz' square, not far from the St.Ursen Cathedral and even closer to the former 'Ambassadorenhof' is this impressive building, which architectonally is somewhat incongruous with the rest of the old town and its predominant baroque character. The four storey high house with...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The building was an old arsenal. There are a magnificent collection of old armours. Also there are swords,cannons and other kinds of firearms.

Thank antonis k
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was quite an interesting place to visit. You can find here all kind of weapons and you are allowed to be very close to them. You can also try one armour and the staff is friendly and willing to take you pictures :) The...More

Thank deealexx
Reviewed 17 February 2016

When you visit Solothurn, this place should be a "MUST VISIT" POINT in your list! Book a guided city-tour and visit the old Arsenal Museum supplementary.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Swiss war and battle history of the last centuries. Interesting for everyone especially for children in the school age

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I was there in a hurry near closing time. The staff was very friendly and they also offered explanations in the various parts in of the museum. There are three levels with weapons and armors from different epochs of the swiss military history. The entrance...More

Thank Mizzyyy
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The old arsenal of Solothurn is probably one of the most significant collections in Switzerland. If you only have half a day in Solothurn, make sure you visit the old town, the Jesuitenkirche and this museum. Last time we visited they were actually renovating and...More

Thank Marc G
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Response from Andy L | Reviewed this property |
Actually it's closed due of Renovations.