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Musee International de la Reforme

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Address: 4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 310 24 31
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This was an interesting visit to learn more about the reformation movement. The audio guide included with the ticket price was good and the exhibits very informative. I'm also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was the highlight of our trip. Fairly difficult to find, as Rue des Cloitres is not on most maps, but just round the corner from Cathedral Saint-Pierre. The museum is quite traditional, but does have audio in English, French and German (I think). The layout is logical and room by room covers the chronology from 16th century to date.... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was an interesting visit to learn more about the reformation movement. The audio guide included with the ticket price was good and the exhibits very informative. I'm also reliably informed by my wife, who teaches about the reformation as part of the UK history syllabus, that it was a good and very worthwhile visit.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

As someone who grew up in the reformed tradition, I enjoyed this museum quite a bit; however, if you don't know anything about the Reformation you might want to read an introduction to it online before coming because there really is no introduction to the topic in the museum and it assumes that you have some understanding of issues surrounding... More 

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum is laid out well and has a lot of great information, but if you're interested in this stuff and like to read things at a museum, plan to be there for at least an hour. There is a lot of great material to soak in. My husband and I took our 6 year old and there was enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This covers the reformation in detail. I don't believe that the audio guide is necessary. It has quite a bit of valuable information.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Maison Tavel is interesting because it is built with slates and looks dark grey. It is a reconstitution of a medieval house in the old town of Geneva. Not a long visit but a nice stop when visiting the old town.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not a museum to take the kids to but a very interesting experience if you'd like to know a little (or a lot) about the Reformation. Very good audio guide, interesting displays and some wonderful photos in the temporary exhibition.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

well displayed museum. spend at keast 2 hours here. the information in this museum depicts the significant changes in Europe and Christianity. If that's your interest, then visit this place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Wow, I had no idea about the Reformation in Europe. So I was certainly educated. The exhibits try very hard to communicate but are dense. Using the english audio guide is not intuitive. The museum should do a better job. Half-way through, my eyes got tired because most of the history is presented in dense text. The audio guide tries... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This little gem of a museum was a delightful find for us! After multiple visits to Geneva over the last 23 years, we finally arrived at the Museum of the Reformation. It offers an intelligent and very coherent explanation of the Reformation, its influence on the existing Christian church that it sought to change and its political ramifications not just... More 

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