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Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient

8 Rue Munier-Romilly, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
(0)22 704 32 82
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Ranked #2 of 73 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Description: An internationally renowned collection of Chinese and Japanese artwork.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This small house in a residential district houses a fantastic collection of antique Far-East objects from Chinese porcelains to Japanese sabres. Exceptional!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A group visit was organised on that Sunday for the temporary exposition, The Tôkaidô Road, made of beautiful old Japanese prints. Absolutely brilliant, with a great and very interesting guide. After we finished this tour, I visited the rest of the museum where Mr. Baur's Far Eastern Art pieces are exposed. If you are into Far Eastern Art, don't miss... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very hidden gem, not even known to many Swiss. Bring a very detailed map to find. Asking people will not help. Once found, the Japanese artifacts of the samurai will behold you with its intricate beauty. The Jade collection of the Chinese are okay. The temporary exhibit of the sacred altar textiles in May 2014 was absolutely outstanding. Opens only... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum was a pleasure to visit. The collection is housed in a beautifully decorated old house. There is a feeling of calm and serenity. The staff are so helpful, but everything is very well curated and it is easy to find out around the exhibits. I almost had the museum to myself when I went to look at these... More

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Carnaxide, Lisboa, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you are visiting Geneve please take time to see this awesome little museum in an incredible building. Every piece is from ancient China, Japan or other extreme orient countries. The collection and pieces are very well organised, the pieces are in remarkable condition and the display is beautiful. Ceramics, Jade, antique wooden boxes, some lovely furniture and most of... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The collection, hosted in an ancient, elegant building of the old town, is just amazing: vases, objects, prints, swords and weapons from China and Japan, very well exposed and documented. Two temporary expositions per year, usually very interesting and complete. Opens only in the afternoon!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Small and relaxed museum. Beautifully displayed ceramics with incredibly helpful and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The collection of this museum main focus on China and Japan. If you have visited the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, you won't be impressed with this museum.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is the most wonderful collection of Chinese porcelain in a beautiful house in les Tranches area of Geneva. One of our favourite museums.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Museum wise, Geneva offers little of international interest. The Musee Baur is an exception. Its Chinese and Japanese collections, beautifully displayed in an elegant 19th century mansion, are world class. Worth visiting again and again.

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