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Musee d'Histoire des Sciences

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Address: Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 50 60
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Unusual museum in beautiful old house

This lovely old house in a park by the lakeside has wonderful ceilings and decor. It contains scientific instruments dating back centuries - the old ones are aesthetically far... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This lovely old house in a park by the lakeside has wonderful ceilings and decor. It contains scientific instruments dating back centuries - the old ones are aesthetically far superior to the modern ones even though admittedly they can't do as much! A fascinating place to spend a couple of hours, within walking distance (say 20 minutes) of the UN,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The museum with a free entry is in old town and has relics from over 3000 years old to more recent times. I liked the paintings, loved the coins and some of the sculptures that I was able to see in the 90 minutes that I had at my disposal.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A well deserved collection of Natural History. Three floors, dedicated to separate domains of science, zoology, astronomy, mineralogy. Very Swiss in maintenance and presentation. Must go, if you are with teen or kids. All zoological samples are life-like and make good pose for pictures. The most important problem is that most (95%) descriptions of the artifacts are in French, and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Situated in a beautiful park close to the city centre, free of charge, this museum is a nice surprise. One floor has a wealth of scientific instruments in cabinets with short descriptions, another floor is better suited for children, with interactive displays (that are also fun for adults). Even outside the museum there are interactive displays that are fun.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Old mansion turned into a history museum. Most of the exhibits are good for older kids and adults. One interactive exhibit good for kids. A bit of walking required to get here, so best on a sunny day.

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Bellmore, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not far from town, a pretty area to walk around. Some nice old science instruments, but few of the signs are in anything but French contrary to advertisements. Free to get in, however, so worth a quick look. Easy to get to by bus.

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful location on lake bank, with view to mountains. Building has interesting decorations, and interesting exhibits.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A cute little science museum in a nice park by the sea. One of the best thing with the museum is the wonderful view from inside it. It's free admission so if you have time pay a short visit (even if it is made for children).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is free so an excellent place to visit. There is an interesting array of old scientific equipment to look at. The temporary display about light was really well done & lots of fun. Loved it.

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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came across this walking alongside the lake side. Delightful cafe with deck chairs on the lawn, free wifi and great views across the lake. Reading the other reviews that the museum is free, it's worthwhile including in a lake side stroll as the park it's in is lovely too.

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