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Musee Ariana

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Address: 10 av. de la Paix, Geneva 1202 , Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 54 50
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Description: This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from...
This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from several artistic genres.
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Lovely Little Museum

I really enjoyed sauntering through the Musee Ariana. The architecture of the building is absolutely stunning, and with free entry, you don't have to feel pressured to stay longer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I really enjoyed sauntering through the Musee Ariana. The architecture of the building is absolutely stunning, and with free entry, you don't have to feel pressured to stay longer than your interest in ceramics lasts. If you're in the area and wanting a more quiet museum experience, stroll on through!

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Zürich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful museum just above the United Nations Building. I actually got to see the inside of Musée Ariana during a formal dinner that was held inside it, on the ground floor (the building can be rented for such occasions) - lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Free museum! I have appreciation for art, but went with a group of art students from the hostel. All they said was "I've seen better!"

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Firstly even if one is not a porcelain china fan it is still something to see the interior of what was once a private residence..Swiss millionaire style. Absolutely amazing to see the use of marble and great high ceilings. The museum has a most attractive display of china..one can easily spend 2 hours just browsing the well-presented collection. A secret... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Exquisite ceramic pieces from over the centuries, beautifully preserved and displayed in an amazingly decorative building with friendly helpful staff

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum is in a park not far from the Nations stop of tram 15. The building is a worthwhile sight in itself. Three floors of exquisite, worldwide pottery, porcelain, silverware, and glassware. There is a café (overlooking the park) and an elevator.

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liberec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Coming from the country with long glass manufacturing industry I must say that this museum is one of the best I have seen in my life. It is good programme for one half of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We accidentally bumped innovative beautiful and famous place in Geneva on our say to the red cross museum. I would say, it is very intriguing and interesting with good ceramic and painting collection. we were lucky enough to be on a day when a n exhibition was underway and our Swiss passes ensured we had a smooth entry. Should visit... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The museum has 3 floors to visit and has a lot of collections of ceramics and vases. It also has a cafetería to drink something. The best thing is that it is free.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

More ceramics than glass - both are from all over the world and some are very old - how they have survived seems pretty miraculous in some cases. No entry charge except for a small special exhibition on the work of three 20th-century ceramicists, which was fascinating (two are still alive and working in their 90s). Lovely building.

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