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Musee International de la Reforme

4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Ranked #27 of 72 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A very comprehensive exhibition of the Reformation especially from a Genevan point of view. There is a good (free) audio guide available in English. However many of the exhibits are only displayed with accompanying information in French, so that limits the usefulness. You could easily spend a couple of hours going round the exhibition. Very good value.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Museum of the Reformation is one of those museums you go to when it has been raining for a week or you are desperate to get out of the house, but then you would be dead wrong! The Museum is pure patrimony, having assembled a staggering array of artifacts, portraits, documents and religious material relevant to the Reformation period.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There is a good display of European art in a timeline from early medieval, including many unfamiliar works by artists I knew such as the 18th century Scottish portraitist Raeburn. Also delightful Tissots, and some local artists of great skill and talent. There is also an archeological museum in the same building. The whole place was very quiet as Geneva... More

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Paris
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This could have been so great - a museum about protestantism in the place where it all started. But this museum does not tell the story. It does not explain why christians at the time were fed up with the catholic church and how that led to a new faith and what this faith means. Nothing about the practice of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum may intrigue only a small percentage of tourists to Geneva, but if you are interested in knowing more about the key players in the Protestant Reformation, the reasons for the Reformation, and how it has influenced the Protestant Church to this day, then by all means visit this museum! The hand-held audio guides enable a person to choose... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I feel that the way the information was presented was really monotonous and boring and I couldn't engage with it. The information presented may have been interesting had it been more engaging. I wouldn't recommend wasting time seeing it.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We bought the combo ticket for this museum, the archeological remains of St Pierre, and the climb to the bell tower in the cathedral. This museum was very informative, it talks about the founders of the Reformation and then moves on through modern times. The visit will make you want to learn more about the Reformation in more detail on... More

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I were delighted to come across this museum when we were in St Pierres Cathedral next door, this museum meant a tour of around 3 hours at our own pace with the help of the English audio guide, we learnt a lot about the Reformation and wee reminded of the historical context to the legacy of our... More

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Taupo
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our family was very excited to visit this museum, as the legacy of John Calvin and the Reformation are very dear to us. The museum is located in a lovely building, which was quite stuffy during our visit. The displays are excellent and unique, and the opportunity to see many source documents was thrilling. Make sure to ask the desk... More

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milton keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Making use of the audio accompanyment this is an excellent museum to expand your understanding of the reformation. BUT if you want an exciting multimedia modern experience then this is not for you. It s classic museum with good audio narration if you have time to listen

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