Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah

Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah, Zurich: Hours, Address, Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah Reviews: 4/5

Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah

Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah
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Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Educational sites
14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
14:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
14:00 - 17:00
Saturday
14:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
About
In der Villa Patumbah – einem Meisterwerk des Historismus aus dem Jahr 1885 – ist das Heimatschutzzentrum Zuhause. Mit seinen Ausstellungen schärft das Zentrum bei Gross und Klein den Blick für die gebaute Umwelt und ermöglicht ein lustvolles Eintauchen in eine andere Welt. Die interaktive Dauerausstellung im Erdgeschoss der Villa ist das Herzstück des Heimatschutzzentrums. Sie beleuchtet das Thema Baukultur aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln und führt von der Landschaftsveränderung zu konkreten Baudenkmälern – immer mit aktuellem Bezug. Im Gartengeschoss werden Sonderausstellungen gezeigt. Das zweite Obergeschoss der Villa Patumbah kann im Rahmen einer Führung besichtigt werden. Öffentliche Kurzführungen finden jeden Donnerstag um 12.30 Uhr statt. Einmal im Monat führt zudem der «ewige Butler Johann» in einer Theatertour durch die Villa und die asiatische Galerie. Der prachtvolle Patumbah-Park ist öffentlich zugänglich.
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neli1959
Constanta, Romania479 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2019 • Solo
I found it in my way to Chinese Garden. It looks amazing and full of greatness. The surrounding park is beautiful.
Written 28 August 2019
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C M O
Zurich, Switzerland276 contributions
Very nice park, amazing building
Aug 2019
I've been there many times, last time this weekend. It is always nice to enjoy the garden and the beauty of the villa. The architecture and the details are worth the visit. However I have never seen any interesting exposition in this museum. ...but at least the ticket is cheap.
Overall worth visiting.
Written 26 August 2019
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FCBTravel
77 contributions
Do not pay the entrance to visit the house stay in the Garden!
Jul 2018 • Family
The garden is beautiful, but then we pay an entrace to visit the House, there is absolutely nothing to see, half empty rooms, scond fllor unaccesible, not fresques or furnitures, absolutely no reason to enter and visit...
Written 28 March 2019
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Evicka A
36 contributions
Just not interesting enough
Sep 2018 • Friends
It is a nice house with quite nice garden, but its nothing extra. The top floor is the most interesting one, but I plastic chairs spoil the experience a bit. If you are around its probably worth a visit, but I wouldn't pay more than 5chf for the visit. Its just not that great. It would be good if they had some explanation around as to why it all looks the way it does, which would have added an extra rating.
Written 1 September 2018
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John N
Sydney, Australia750 contributions
Beware of Swiss cultural arrogance spoiling your visit
Sep 2015 • Couples
From a tourist's point of view this has to be rated not only as out of the way--& therefore my guess is it's little-visited--it's a waste of time!. If you're interested in the recently marvellous restoration of an extraordinarily decorated (inside AND out!) 'fantasy' villa (there's a nice looking basement video --Swiss/German soundtrack only)...well just don't expect the Swiss Heritage Society (nor the Zurich Town Hall who apparently administer the property) to help you understand much about it...er did I say 'much'? With usual regrettable Swiss arrogance they've been allowed to commandeer the WHOLE of the top floor (with its huge leadlight upper ceiling & amazing wall finishes) & declare it entirely out of bounds to the public!!--there is not ONE WORD of English published that enables anyone other than a German speaker to comprehend ANYTHING WHATSOEVER. Inside or out.
So I cannot review it because I couldn't be informed in anyway about it's history..but I can assure you its lovely to look at & although cruelly jammed too close to a staggeringly ugly block of flats on the same parcel of land, the remnant of the park-like setting on a fine day is a delight. Unless you've a lot of time to kill...frankly it's more frustrating than satisfying, & the City Of Zurich should be ashamed of what they allowed to transpire in this day & age. Thers nothing 'international' about this historic properties presentation, that's for sure.
Written 14 September 2015
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,441 contributions
Beautiful gardens and park, stunning building
Aug 2014 • Solo
The Villa and Park Patumbah is a little hidden museum on the eastern side of Zurich lake, just one block south of the Botanical Gardens. The museum can be accessed with public transportation with the Tram #2, #4, and #15 and Bus 33 to Frohlichstrasse or Bus 77 (Botanishces Garten, walk 1 block south).

The park is open daily, hours vary by the season. The museum is under continuing renovation during the summer, with tours being offered on Thursday at 12.30, though only in German. There are storage lockers, coat check and restrooms on location.

On the basement level, there is a video of the continuing restoration project and a child playroom. The main entrance is a beautiful wooden hallway with ceiling paintings and stained glass windows. The main floor is the ticket counter, gift shop, information plaques, more stained glass windows, video room (german, french), restored ceiling, a ceramic room heater, and then another room with ceiling paintings and a display of door knobs from over the last century and an interesting ceiling peep hole where one can view the elaborately decorated second level. Two levels up is the beautifully decorated walls, doors, ceilings and stained glass painting with an oriental theme. This level also served as medical rooms when the building was used as a home for the elderly.

The grounds are beautifully maintained and manicured with plants, flowers, shrubs, open space, a gravel walking trail along the park with benches and stone statues. Pets on a leash are welcome in the park. There is also a gazebo on the grounds, but it is closed to the public.

The entrance fee is 10 CHF and includes the second floor viewing which is only offered on Thursday (in german), but even without full understading of German the tour is well worth the fee.

Frau Popp was extremely helpful with my inquiries before visiting the museum, during and after the tour she inquired if I had any questions or needed clarification about the tour that she could explain to me personally, in english. Her assistance was most professional and greatly appreciated.
Written 8 September 2014
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Heimatschutzzentrum in der Villa Patumbah is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
  • Wed - Wed 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 - 17:00
  • Fri - Sat 14:00 - 17:00


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