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Historisches Museum Luzern

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Address: Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 228 54 24
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting idea

I had a swiss pass so it was free for me, maybe it wouldn't be worth it if you have to pay although it's only 10chf. The barcode scanner is an interesting idea so you can just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
Ruby H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Melbourne, Australia
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253 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were interested to find out more about the history of Luzern. We found the museum very frustrating. The exhibits all had bar coldes. We were given a bar code reader that gave us information in English, but we found it didn't always work and sometimes it seemed to give information about another exhibit entirely. In the end, we stopped... More 

Thank Fiona S
Lucerne, Switzerland
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273 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It was raining heavily that weekend and we needed something to do. If you are not from Luzern or have not spent a significant fraction of your life here, many things may appear as just junk.

Thank Electroburger
Lahaina, Hawaii
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The artifacts in this museum are not really displayed -- they are stored in what looks like storage in a warehouse until somebody decides to curate them. Prehistory fish hooks are next to 1900 sewing machines and 1950 mixers and telephones. The "theme" while I visited was a Lucerne cabaret performer. I did not understand how this cast light on... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had a swiss pass so it was free for me, maybe it wouldn't be worth it if you have to pay although it's only 10chf. The barcode scanner is an interesting idea so you can just pick whatever takes your fancy and read about it.The staff were very friendly in explaining how it works. There is a wide variety... More 

Thank Ruby H
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337 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is terrible. If you skip any attraction at all in Lucerne, this is the one to miss. It is a collection of the mundane.

Thank NJ-Eric
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Its a novel idea but i'm afraid it doesn't actually work very well. If it was advertised as the museum store rooms you might expect this but it does very little to help you see or understand some of the cities treasures. If I had not had the Museum Card I would've been quite aggrieved at paying out to visit... More 

Thank AndiPayne
Port Sorell, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

What a clever and different way to display the historic treasures of the city! Visitors are given barcode readers and this way can access information on whichever object takes their fancy. These range from Neolithic stone tools through William Tell era artifacts to 1950s electrical goods. There's a hands-on section for kids full of old toys and also a good... More 

Thank tastrippers
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I would not call that a "Historical" Museum at all. It looked more like my grandmother's attic. I expected to see some Dates and some history about Switzerland, or at least about Lucerne, but all we saw was old junk!! We wasted our time, and the personal were rude and sharp. Yes, Switzerland is certainly racist!

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Sosua, Dominican Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

After leaving my wife said "I still don't know much about the history of Switzerland or Lucerne. It was just a collection of objects collected over many years. Looked like a huge garage sale warehouse. Not on my have to return to list. BObK

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

It was rainy & snowing day during our visit to Lucern so this was a welcomed exhibit for our family to see! There was a variety of interesting things for all ages. We could have spent longer but we stayed about an hour and a half.

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