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Historisches Museum Luzern

Address: Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 228 54 24
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Ranked #31 of 54 things to do in Lucerne
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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304 reviews 304 reviews
159 attraction reviews
488 helpful votes 488 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.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

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Port Sorell, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 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 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This museum was included with our SwissPass. Great handheld devices to take you through the multitude of artifacts on display. Certainly some great pieces of history in their collection.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

It bills itself as a "depot", and that's how the collection is presented - it's a cross between a museum, a junk store and an attic store-room, all within the old Lucerne arsenal. Once you get beyond the unorthodox presentation, though, there are some absolute treasures among the objects on display - just as an example, the chain mail of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We spent the day doing in doorsy things due to bad weather and we ended up here. From the get go the museum struck me as "different" ... and that was kinda nice. Then we got instructions on how to use the scanner and I thought that was very cool. Then we entered the museum proper and it looked nothing... More 

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