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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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Halifax, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is is housed in a beautiful building. On entry to the museum, the sheer scale of it is breathtaking, especially the marble posts that flank the upper level. Each post has been carved differently, with a 'sister' post nearby. The variety and layout of the ceramics is phenomenal. There is something to suit all tastes. There was an exhibition... More

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