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Museum of Art and History

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Address: rue Charles- Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41224182600
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built between 1903 and 1910 by Genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the...

Built between 1903 and 1910 by Genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the aim of regrouping under one roof a number of dispersed public collections, the Musée d'art et d'histoire is one of Switzerland's most important encyclopaedic museums. Boasting over half a million objects including a number of major works and unique series that have made it an institution of international stature, the museum maintains a permanent exhibition of a selection of itsapplied arts, fine arts and archaeology collections. Regional archaeological discoveries, Egyptian and Classical antiquities, artworks, furniture, arms, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures all bear witness to 15,000 years of history. A renovation and enlargement project is currently underway and constitutes one of the major challenges facing the Museum over the coming years.

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Urs Ficsher

If in Geneva this summer and you like contemporary art this is a small but very well curated show at the museum. Does not take long as there are only three halls but every piece... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Herrliberg, CH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum. You can never get enough. I already give a more detail review of it, on my Place du Bourg de Four Review. Enjoy it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If in Geneva this summer and you like contemporary art this is a small but very well curated show at the museum. Does not take long as there are only three halls but every piece is interesting. The rest of the Musuem is also interesting especially if you like fine art; some very beautiful painting from lesser artists. The restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a really good display of armour, muskets and fire arms plus old halberds etc, also some iconic art even if a bit samey on not modern.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance to the museum is free of charge but entrance to temporary exhibition is charged. I love the art museum especially with the audio guide that can be loaded on an app. Didn't just learn aboutt the art but also the history behind the pieces! Also went to the history section in the museum but didn't quite enjoy it as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is free and easy to find, I really like these armors and weapons, refinement and in a great condition. Panting from local artist is very interesting,but is shame there is no English expound,but still i'm love it.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in as we were passing , huge museum with loads to take in and open on a Sunday and FREE. Especially liked the modern art section .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Takes about 2hrs to visit everything and take it in...if you are just breezing past 45 minutes. Wonderful selection of paintings, sculptures and historical artefacts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Geneva Museum of Art and History This is a huge museum capturing history of the western culture and civilization from the ancient times to the present day. If you enjoy museums plan to spend at least a half a day there. Admission is free, but if you want the audio tour there is a charge of 5 francs. You enter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Having great time in Geneva, I visited the Museum and fount it the largest museum. The opening was late like 11am so you have to plan only this place before enjoying the night life or evening walk at the lake

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A great place to visualise art and to have a wonderful lunch. One of the best places to eat in town with an open garden to eat in.

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