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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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Weird but worth it

This museum is kind of weird, but if the weather's nice and you have time, it's worth it. The building was built to house a rich guy's wife's porcelain collection (ah... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This museum is kind of weird, but if the weather's nice and you have time, it's worth it. The building was built to house a rich guy's wife's porcelain collection (ah, Switzerland), and the museum now has both a permanent exhibition of the original china collection, and changing exhibits of contemporary ceramic art and pottery. The grounds are beautiful, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As long as you are going to the UN or Red Cross, this museum is worth the visit. Lots of pottery, porcelain and history.

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Saskatoon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The buildings and grounds were stunning. however be aware most of the museums including this one and the ICRC just up the street are closed Mondays. the grounds here are worth a quiet contemplation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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29 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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