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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 #23 of 53 attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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milton keynes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Holland, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This museum told the story of part of my history as a Calvinist, but with an anthropologist's objectivity. I found it enlightening and encouraging. By getting back to the roots of the movement, it helped me cut through the distortions that have (mis)shaped Protestantism through the centuries.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A very well presented Museum about the Reformation - most interesting ideas that children would enjoy and for the adults loads of Manuscripts and old Documents which are so very interesting. The audio is in English but when they show t.v. pieces which are incorporated with "action" round the room it is in French only which is a shame. It... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Not my thing really, but well done and brings into context the history of religion and how we got to the mess we are in today. Just kidding, well just a little anyway.

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went to this museum hoping to learn more about Reformation in Geneve, city that played such an important role in this movement. We would like to see who were the Reformers, how they arrived to the city, how they interacted with each other, what kind of personalities they were, what was the background behind the movement etc. Non of... More

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Mies, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you can make it through the bibles of old to the more current history of religions, this place is interesting. The best is last in this place.

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