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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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This gives a fascinating insight into the thinking and warfare which resulted from the reformation. The video was particularly helpful in explaining what happened. Just don't get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bohnjarton
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a LOT of items on display, but none have English descriptions. There is an English audio guide, but it is limited. WARNING: No air-condoning (if you need it)

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The city of Geneva is really into the Reformation so this is a good museum to visit to understand part of the culture of Geneva. The displays were nicely done and it gave a lot of good information about what happened during the Reformation.

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet mysterious small museum, i think it's about history and modern art in the same time, there is a nice small fountain in the entrance.

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York, GB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gives a fascinating insight into the thinking and warfare which resulted from the reformation. The video was particularly helpful in explaining what happened. Just don't get bogged down in the detail.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a good welcome and informative briefing at reception. Some items are described in French so you receive a hand held device giving you good explanation in English (in our case). Very varied displays to keep interest up. Lots of surprise items - like the display of polemic cartoons. I bought a copy of the book 'Reminiscences' which cost 7... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable overview of the Reform from 1536 to nowadays. It was entertaining and never boring. All the area around the museum is worth a stroll.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 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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2 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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