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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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A very inteersting experience for Christians of all denominations Tends to focus on Calvin and later protestant notables of Geneva

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlights for me were the interactive musical experiences. You can get a brochure and an audio guide in English which is handy. Staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Monica B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A very inteersting experience for Christians of all denominations Tends to focus on Calvin and later protestant notables of Geneva

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The general themes are in English whilst other documents are in their source language. The audio guide is useful although the index numbers in the displays can be a little hard to find. The history of the religious wars was covered in some detail. The splits in the christian religions is well depicted as a time scaled tree. The catalog... More 

Thank Richard P
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Geoff F
Chichester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Bkbak
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank Sunyrain
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Scott F

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