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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 #13 of 70 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Geneva, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Peaceful settting, well laid out, manageable size, wonderful collection of porcelain through the ages. Good books and postcards. Nice café.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you are interested in porcelain, you should visit this museum. It has displays to explain the different techniques and glazes as well as comparing similar porcelain and pottery from different countries.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very attractive museum near the UN , it dispays ceramics in a very interesting way, putting together similar styles of different ceramic factories. Very well displayed.

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