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Musee Ariana

10 av. de la Paix, Geneva 1202 , Switzerland (Ariana)
(0)22 418 54 50
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Ranked #17 of 72 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from several artistic genres.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The porcelain and glassware museum displays a good collection of artifacts logically. The visit is free of charge but makes sense only if you pay 5 Franks for the audio guide which takes you through a memorable trip to Europe's history with porcelains. Spent 1.5hrs there. Absolutely worth it!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This Museum is not from from the Intercontinental Hotel and close to the UN. The grounds are parklike and there are garden chairs in front of the building by the lovely pool/pond. Beautiful ceramics and glass art exhibits here. The building is extraordinary and a work of art in itself...lovely stained glass windows to view. Small cafe upstairs and there... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The location is lovely, and the collection is fabulous for anyone who loves porcelain and knows enough about the great names to appreciate this.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The actual building is almost as interesting as the content of the exhibition, beautiful marble columns , exquisite façade. The porcelaine collection as well as its history is great. I was disappointed to find that the porcelaine of Herend was not even mentioned, and the pieces similar ( or same) were only acknowledged as Meissen !

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Tampa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

free with the swiss pass. The little cafe was not good. don't waste calories there. the view was nice and the collection is interesting

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a gem of a museum. The building is beautiful both inside and out and could be the study for numerous architectural stories. But what impressed me the most was how the various exhibits tried to educate the public. In one section several bowls were displayed, each showing a different clay, firing or glaze technique. The display areas were... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

very nice and free museum. It is located close to the UN and it is definitely worth a visit. The building is classified among the 100 most beautiful buildings in Europe, the collection is interesting and rich and plenty of information are provided in the different rooms. The lady at the entrance also provided any sort of useful information about... More

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

The Ariana museun is a very beautiful neo-barocco building with an adorable collection of glass, china and ceramics. Have a cup of coffee on the balcony with a close view on the United Nations' Palace. If u r lucky, u can see the majestic Mont Blanc mountain peak on the horizon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

friendly stuff, good collection, beautiful building...and for free (fee applyies only to temporary collections)

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Tunisie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I liked very much the parc and museum. You breathe fresh air and enjoy the nice place. Liked the architecture of the building and beautiful "voute". Great ceramic collections and traditional rooms. Free entrance except for private expositions.

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