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Musee International de la Reforme

4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
(0)22 310 24 31
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Ranked #28 of 65 attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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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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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Wonderful museum with heaps of interactive things. It was very enjoyable, and I learnt a lot. I reccommend the audioguide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Being a non-Christian Asian, my knowledge of christian-civilization is very limited. By their well explanation, lively illustrations and smooth organization, this museum offers a quite valuable lesson to me. Before, Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism was tiresome for me, but now I have a vivid picture of Martin Luther and John Calvin.

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Drammen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was supposed to be the big museum visit for our students during our trip to Geneva, but it turned to be just "OK" and nothing more. The small size of the place, the lack of structure in the displays and incomprehensible Swiss notion of banning photography (even without flash) made it mediocre at best. The websites are great. They... More

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

a museum that focuses on the historical and cultural influences of the protestant reformation with thought evoking artifacts. if it SOUNDS interesting, then you MUST experience it. it is not a "free" museum, as many are in geneva...i believe the entry ticket for adults is 15CHF...but well worth the price. they have portable audio equipment to supplement the displays. be... More

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