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Musee d'Histoire des Sciences

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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Ranked #17 of 124 things to do in Geneva
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Bellmore, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a fun museum this was - full of birds and animals and sea creatures (not real of course but close enough) :). My kid loved it. A really nice place to go spend an afternoon with the family. I especially loved the last section which is all about minerals - such gorgeous natural stones - you could almost mistake... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you are a scientist freak, this is your place. you have an excellent collection of antique science experiments. Good for all ages, and good for all tastes. There are also some experiments outside. A must see.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Do not miss a visit to this museum (free entry) which holds a very fine collection of scientific instruments and hosts occasional temporary exhibitions. Beautifully located in a villa in the Perle du Lac park. Have a nice stroll from the city center along the lake to the museum. Enjoy lunch at the Perle du Lac restaurant in the parc... More 

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Pieksamaki, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The setting was very diverse and introduced variety of historical events and equipment from the past. No entrance fee or guiding, so you are able to see and feel things on your own peace.

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354 reviews 354 reviews
192 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The History of Science Museum is the only one of its kind in Switzerland. It is also an excellent display case for the city’s scientific past, which was particularly outstanding in the 18th century. Shaded by the trees of the Perle du Lac Park, this museum is situated in the Villa Bartholoni (the city’s most beautiful neo-classic house, built in... More 

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