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Historisches Museum Luzern

Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6000, Switzerland
41 (0)41 228 54 24
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Ranked #23 of 28 attractions in Lucerne
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

It was refreshing to scan the barcodes in front of the exhibits instead of being bombarded by long text. To gain a better insight to certain areas of interest such as the history of Lucerne or the Lion Monument, scan the barcodes for the games at the yellow wall full of barcodes near each staircase. Then, you can either go... More

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Florence, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

This museum is PACKED (in a organized way!) with history of Lucerne from like 900 on. Seriously the amount of stuff which is so well organized is a bit overwhelming. You get this little scanner that you scan as many bar codes as you want (corresponds to item) and you can read in your language about the item. You can... More

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