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Barbier-Mueller Museum (Musee Barbier-Mueller)

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Address: Rue Jean-Calvin, 10, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 312 02 70
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Very good select collection

Having been here years ago, it was great to see the new exhibition. Well curated, very select and excellent pieces. A gem in Geneva and definitely worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been here years ago, it was great to see the new exhibition. Well curated, very select and excellent pieces. A gem in Geneva and definitely worth a stop.

Thank DTAsia
Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This Museum has a a huge collection and the exhibitions change a few times a year. It is magnificent and worthwhile the visit.

Thank Steven G
Sunbury on Thames
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138 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Some lovely exhibits imaginatively lit. There's more to it than meets the eye. Allow 1 hr to do it justice.

Thank Paul T
Dearborn, Michigan
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum is just steps away from the cathedral and the Maison Tavel. It is small, although on 3 floors. When I visited (last week of June 2015), the exhibit was art from Nigeria: fascinating ceremonial masks, carved ivory, copper and bronze bracelets and anklets, and exquisite terracotta pottery. The works are tastefully displayed.

Thank OccasionalTraveler65
Athens, Greece
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28 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I know quite a few people who deem themselves to be sports fans. This might be quite confusing for your average non-American who might follow up with questions about the woman’s World Cup currently going on, or who they think will win Wimbledon. The words sports fan does not actually mean a fan of sports. It means “I care about... More 

Thank Tremont44113
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I came back a second time and photographed many of the small collection of unique African sculptures so I could take them home with me and share the experience.

Thank Kbartur
Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love this museum especially because I love African art. They have a great collection from Gabon and having lived in Central Africa and Gabon specifically, I really enjoy visiting these exhibits. The museum is really small and intimate and open on Sundays.

1 Thank Jo B
Indore, India
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A lovely, small, museum tucked away in the delightful old quarter of Geneva. Some exceptional pieces are on display from the vast collection of tribal art collected by Josef Mueller when there was little appreciation and knowledge of such work.

Thank Aashish70
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fantastic museum! Worth a visit while strolling in the old town! Superb masks and sculptures! A great introduction to foreign cultures!

Thank Joykyra
Rome, Italy
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited the Barbier-Muller Museum already twice. It is in the ancient town of Geneva. It has an absolutely wonderful collection of statues, originating from all over the world and belonging to very different epochs. Most could be said to belong to "primitive" civilizations, but there is such a variety of artifacts that it is really rare, going from Minoan... More 

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