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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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Very interesting but not enough on biology

The museum is in an old house, which give a very nice atmosphere to the visit. Well organized and free! A lot on physics, time, electricity and astronomy but not so much on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Ornella B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The museum is in an old house, which give a very nice atmosphere to the visit. Well organized and free! A lot on physics, time, electricity and astronomy but not so much on biology/medicine... It was disappointed to me as it's a Musee d'Histoire des Sciences!

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Thank Ornella B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The museum is in the nice park near the lake and close to the lake tram station. It is not a large building for the museum, but it looks amusing inside and outside. It contains a lot of classical instruments, some of them were used by prominent physicists. The instruments are mostly those of classical physics. It would be good... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This once elegant mansion has now been renovated as a haven for curious minds. There is nothing on modern science but rather the pioneers of the Enlightenment period, when the Scientific Method was just starting to take off. Inside one can see tools that are surprisingly accurate for the technology of the time, from ornate telescopes to detailed maps. Most... More 

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Thank sophie9709
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This museum has a lot of love in arrangements. if you are a fan of small ancient mechanisms, this is a paradise for you!

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Thank IvettaG
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Volta's first battery, one of Gallileo's telescopes, the original lab equipment used to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity, a vast array of antique telescopes, a first edition of Newton's Principia... does life get any better! But if these don't float your boat then maybe it's for geeks only.

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Fife, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

the location is very beautiful, the park and the manicured surrounding gardens... the house itself is a great example of neo-classic architecture and interior design, and it houses ancient examples of science related object, from telescopes, microscopes and explanations on electricity and other types of energy; I loved the print of the old Kepler books :)

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Thank LadyMalfoy
Bex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The historical building (Villa Bartholoni, 1830) is very beautiful, the exhibition contains many historical devices. It is recommended to hire a guide who will give you many interesting details. We (a group of about 12 persons) enjoyed the visit at this site.

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Thank Ruthmai
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This museum offers the largest collection of old and interesting scientific instruments I have ever seen and they are housed in a beautiful and interesting building. Not all the labels are in English but each room has a leaflet which is

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We spent about an hour here and it is interesting and educational but targeted mostly to over 8 year olds at least. Lovely park by the lake to run around afterwards. Free entrance.

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Thank Maria F
Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The museum is free, which is good because there is honestly not that much to see. The most interesting part was an exhibit about mirrors but I'm not sure if it is a permanent fixture at the museum.

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