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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This museum has a lot of documents, that I am sure are significant, but most of the captions are in French. There is an audio guide in English, but it wasn't very helpful. They tried to do a multimedia video presentation. The audio in the room is in French and the volume is turned up so high I couldn't hear... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A survey of the reviews does tell us that this museum is not for everyone...and I don't think that we should be surprised that it didn't have (for example) the sort of theological depth that the previous reviewer, a protestant minister, might have wanted. This museum is seeking to explain to the general population, who might be familiar with Christianity... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

When I consulted trip adviser about this museum I saw mixed reviews. But I thought if give it a chance- bad call. I have a theological degree and am a pastor in a Protestant denomination and in my opinion the exhibits were exceptionally poor, for all visitors. Underlying this issue is that it does not commit enough time to the... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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