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  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Musee International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissa

    International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Musee International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissa

    The museum of ICRC is one of the best in Europe that traces the history of the struggle to provide emergency care in the core of disaster. The museum provides a detailed photographic and other physical evidence of the ICRC’s service to humanity during countless wars and natural disasters. ...

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  • Patek Philippe Museum

    Patek Philippe Museum

    Visit Switzerland and you’ll buy Swiss watches aplenty. But want to know how and where it all began? The Patek Philippe Museum shall put your curiosities to rest. Located in the heart of Plainpalais, the museum traces the evolution of watch making in Geneva from its humble beginnings to its ...

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  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Also known as the Mamco, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is one of the the newest museums in Geneva dedicated to contemporary art. Opened in 1944, the museum is home to a collection of over 4,000 objects and has hosted over 450 exhibits. Housed in a 1950’s industrial ...

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  • International Museum of the Reformation

    International Museum of the Reformation

    The International Museum of the Reformation came into being in 2005 and aims at portraying the living history of Geneva and the Reformation. This beautiful museum is home to ancient artefacts and documents and informative audio-visuals which explain the thought behind the Protestant Reformation.

    Dating back to the ...

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  • Ariana Museum

    Ariana Museum

    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 ...

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  • Maison Tavel

    Maison Tavel

    One of Geneva’s oldest houses, the Maison Tavel was constructed in the 14th century and is a beautiful example of medieval architecture. The house was destroyed by a fire in 1334 and was again rebuilt by the Tavel family.

    Over the years the house has been the possession ...

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  • Museum of Art and History

    Museum of Art and History

    Opened in 1910 the Museum of Art and History is one of the largest museums in Switzerland. The museum boasts of a wide collection, which has been a result of the combining of several regional museums and contributions from collectors and philanthropist’s. Presence of major works of art only adds ...

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  • The Barbier-Mueller Museum

    The Barbier-Mueller Museum

    The Barbier-Mueller Museum was founded in 1977 and is devoted to the study and preservation of the collection of Josef Mueller. Today the museum is home to more than 7000 artefacts, which includes tribal relics, as well as ancient sculptures and fabrics from other primitive civilizations from across the world. ...

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  • CERN Universe of Particles

    CERN Universe of Particles

    The CERN Universe of Particles is a part of CERN which is also known as the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The Universe of Particles is a permanent exhibition in the visitor centre of the Globe of Science where special exhibitions have been put up. The exhibition has many interactive ...

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  • Foundation Baur-Musee des Arts d’Extreme –Orient

    Foundation Baur-Musee des Arts d’Extreme –Orient

    This museum procured by Swiss collector Alfred Baur contains an art collection of around 9000 Chinese and Japanese objects. Housed in a historic 19th century building, the museum contains items such as Japanese prints, lacquer, Chinese ceramic ware, sword fittings and much more. Several donations of Chinese lacquer and ceramics ...

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