Ariana Museum in Geneva

Ariana Museum Overview

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The Ariana Museum known for its ceramic and glass arts was founded by Gustave Revilliod who commissioned the building where he could display his private art collection. As per his wishes the building is a combination of Neo-Classical and New Baroque architectural styles. The museum was built between 1877 and 1884 and was named after Revilliod’s mother Ariana and was willed by Revilliod to the City of Geneva.

Today the museum is home to 20,000 creamic and glass objects from across twelve centuries and is appreciated not only in Switzerland, but also across the world. Apart from this, the museum is also the headquarters of the International Academy of Ceramics.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 6 pm, all days of the week, except Mondays.

  • Entrance Fee Entry to the permanent exhibits is free, but you need to pay if you wish to view the temporary exhibits. CHF 8 (adults). Entry is free till 18 years.

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