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Musee International de la Reforme

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Address: 4 rue du Cloitre, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 310 24 31
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Geneva is associated with Calvin for a reason. One must really visit this museum (which caters to all, not just protestants) to gain some idea of this important period in Geneva's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geneva is associated with Calvin for a reason. One must really visit this museum (which caters to all, not just protestants) to gain some idea of this important period in Geneva's history. Visited it with my children (aged 1-12) who also enjoyed it very (the youngest slept most of the time, so not sure about him ;-)

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Bangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a presbyterian minister, I'm probably a little biased in this review, but I found la musée international de la reform a fantastic way to spend an hour or two. The individual handset tour system they use is great for self guiding your way around. The exhibits are informative and the museum is well laid out.

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Thank Craig L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

In the name of reform, I would suggest that automating the staff would be worthwhile. The museum itself is automated and self-guided. It would probably be an improvement to do the same with the reception staff who were at best disinterested in us as visitors. The museum itself is an interesting presentation of Calvin and the Reformation and well worth... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

When i visit a museum about history which costs 13 CHF, which won prizes previously, I expected to learn more details about the reformation of Europe in general or Geneva specifically. Unfortunately many of the details listed especially for the history of the reformation in France as well s in Switzerland didn't go beyond what I had already read up... More 

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Thank Matthias W
New York, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The museum is full of artifacts related to the reformation. The admission includes a guided tour of sorts. While most of the writing is in French, in each room there are notebooks which explain the artifacts in various languages.

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Adrian, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

This museum is housed in a lovely part of old Geneva off a plaza (of sorts) by St. Pierre's Cathedral. It was a pleasant 20-minute walk from where I was staying by the main train station. The entrance was around the corner and out of sight from the main road in front of the Cathedral. But the walkway was well... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

The museum is located in the building right next to the St.Pierre's Cathedral of Geneva. It is an exhibition of many artefacts from the time of Reformation. I was slightly disappointed by the whole concept as it does very little in the way of explaining what the Reformation was and how it originated, which would probably make you appreciate the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Elegant former townhouse with outstanding collection and display of works of art, combined with well researched and adequate explanation of the history of Protestantism.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Having a few free hours in Geneva, I decided to visit the Reformation Museum, without much of an idea of how amazing it would be. The collection of artefacts and displays is an amazing source of information about Protestantism from Calvin to the present day. It's understandably fairly one-sided and uncritical but none the worse for it, provided you have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Highlights for me were the interactive musical experiences. You can get a brochure and an audio guide in English which is handy. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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