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Address: Europaplatz 1, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 226 78 00
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A little challenging

While we were interested to see some modern art, we found this museum a bit challenging. The museum was set out in rooms, and descriptions of each room wee available to read... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Fiona S
Melbourne, Australia

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Tacoma, Washington
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was one of the most expensive museums we visited in our 6 weeks in Europe. There were no more 10 pieces worth looking at, and in fairness some of them were quite good.. However, the Three of the largest exhibits where pitiful, with a huge room full of boxes wrapped in black plastic being the worst.

Thank Dave M
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

While we were interested to see some modern art, we found this museum a bit challenging. The museum was set out in rooms, and descriptions of each room wee available to read. Sometimes there was just one exhibit in the room, sometimes 3 or 4. Of all the exhibits we really only enjoyed about a quarter.

Thank Fiona S
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I am not a hater of modern art, but this was dreadful and not worth the £8 entrance fee. Large boxes wrapped in black plastic, jars of preserves, etc. Even the staff seemed embarrassed at how bad it was.

Thank Alan D
Chennai (Madras), India
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great place for art lovers, located next to SBB station. One need to take lift. Entry is free with Swiss train pass.

Thank Indian_traveller39
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We saw 3 different small exhibitions, so different from each other that it looked weird to set them up together. 16th to 21th century paintings in no particular order and very few were followed by a few installations of modern art with arguable value. Disappointed!

Thank alexandrepetrov
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went to Lucern on the hottest day in a very, very, very long time and my friends and I needed Air Conditioning. We were just a group of teens looking for some where to cool down. I found the art museum on Trip Advisor and I knew that it was air conditioned, so we went. With our student IDs,... More 

Thank Charlotte M
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I felt shocked when I got into this mordern house.It has many great paint and there is also very lovely and clean.How a marvelous museum!

1 Thank lucy469
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Modern Art Museum is a beautifully situated structure on the lake. The gallery spaces are clean and attractive. Check in advance to see what they have on display, when we went the selection of artists could have been stronger-but looking at the schedule, they do present very fine modern art.

Thank lesmad
Lausanne, Switzerland
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117 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went there after the Rosengart Collection, hence, the bar was high. It is located on the 4th floor of the KKL (in front of the train Station). The staff is above average, very helpful, kids-friendly - a big atelier for kids available to paint and to tinker. On the other Hand, art works average, some video installations. CHF15 entry fee... More 

1 Thank 69Traveltraveltravel
Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is in the large modern building that now looks over the ferry piers. It's an odd and very small collection of medieval Swiss paintings, some modern art, and three experimental videos. Personally I saw absolutely nothing of value, and felt that the 15 franc admission was outrageous (obviously, I had to pay before seeing the art and realizing that... More 

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