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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 #10 of 64 Attractions in Geneva
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
18 reviews 18 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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185 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Am in the museum now. Wonderful location on lake bank, with view to mountains. Building has interesting decorations, and interesting exhibits. Entrance is free so suggest you enter if in the area.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is beautifully located and is free. Two positive things. But it did not really match my expectations. Most things are nice to see. But we were outside within half an hour. Some things are nice for the kids. But then again, it is not a must see when you are in Genève.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A great place to visit. It is located in a park by the lake. The park is very very beautiful and offers spectacular sights of the lake and the mountains around especially on sunny days. The museum is in an old villa close to the bank of the lake. The building itself is magnificent, they keep it in the original... More

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