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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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Nice Treatment of the Reformation and Protestant History

This museum is housed in a lovely part of old Geneva off a plaza (of sorts) by St. Pierre's Cathedral. It was a pleasant 20-minute walk from where I was staying by the main train... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Debbie K
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Adrian, Michigan

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is housed in a lovely part of old Geneva off a plaza (of sorts) by St. Pierre's Cathedral. It was a pleasant 20-minute walk from where I was staying by the main train station. The entrance was around the corner and out of sight from the main road in front of the Cathedral. But the walkway was well... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is located in the building right next to the St.Pierre's Cathedral of Geneva. It is an exhibition of many artefacts from the time of Reformation. I was slightly disappointed by the whole concept as it does very little in the way of explaining what the Reformation was and how it originated, which would probably make you appreciate the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elegant former townhouse with outstanding collection and display of works of art, combined with well researched and adequate explanation of the history of Protestantism.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Having a few free hours in Geneva, I decided to visit the Reformation Museum, without much of an idea of how amazing it would be. The collection of artefacts and displays is an amazing source of information about Protestantism from Calvin to the present day. It's understandably fairly one-sided and uncritical but none the worse for it, provided you have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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.

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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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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 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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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