International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This renowned museum, universally acclaimed as one of the best in the city, provides a moving reminder of the importance of international humanitarian efforts.
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2-3 hours
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ABe
10 contributions
Oct 2022
The museum is less of an exhibition and more like a journey through the mindset of the Red Cross' mission and achievements. The audio tour provides lots of testimonials that are truly telling and inspiring. Definitively recommend it! P.s. if you happen to be hungry before or after your visit, there is a great canteen on campus that is open to everyone and that offers healthy foods at a reasonable price. The view over the lake from the terrace on a good day is great, too.
Written October 23, 2022
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Simon
Belfast, UK146 contributions
Oct 2021
Excellent museum and well worth the trip out. The number 15 tram goes straight there and the museum is excellent. Not very big and only takes about an hour to get around or longer depending upon how long you want to spend at each exhibit. Bought some books there which were very inexpensive and well worth it.
Written October 30, 2021
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Jaya M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia47 contributions
May 2022
This place is very close to the ICRC Headquarters in Geneva. I had the opportunity of visiting the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum a few times on different occasions. This museum was upgraded a few years ago and is a location not to be missed when you're in Geneva!.. You will most certainly appreciate the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and learn more from the displays and exhibits here
Written July 14, 2022
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Graham B
Reims, France106 contributions
Oct 2021
I was disappointed by the content of the museum. What was on display was informative and with the head-phone audio guide it was a good experience. However I expected more on the history of the Red Cross / Red Crescent. The museum is divided into four sections and there are some interesting personal stories but only one interactive display. And the restaurant was closed to the public.
Written October 12, 2021
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Sabine Walker
Pretoria, South Africa14 contributions
Apr 2022
A visit to the Red Cross museum will tear at your heart, as you read about the horrors inflicted by people on people, and it will also raise your spirits to read of the selfless work done, and being done, by so many. Most of all, it makes you aware that humans learn so little from the past - a stark reality given the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Everyone should visit this museum for a powerful experience.

I thought I was aware of the good work done by this organisation but after visiting the museum I realise how little I knew. I am in awe of those who work tirelessly on behalf of victims of war.
Written May 5, 2022
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CatherineBH
San Diego, CA315 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We were glad that we visited. This museum is well organized with people stories, videos, and photo galleries. It provides an overview of the role and positive impact of the Red Cross in war and natural disasters. It heightened our awareness of the traumatic experiences people have due to wars and conflicts. Praying for Ukraine and world peace 🙏🙏🙏
Written March 6, 2022
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john r
Raleigh, NC84 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The museum provided an interesting history of the International Red Cross in a beautifully designed museum space. Photographs, videos and artifacts made the visit so easy to follow and learn from. We had the audio guides which really enhanced our visit. Truly remarkable what the Red Cross has and continues to do to help those in need. A sensitive and humbling exhibit.
Written June 3, 2022
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,090 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Lots to read and listen to as well as watch. Bit all over the place and the walk around the various dark areas felt confusing. I never felt it started at the beginning of the history of the organisation and followed through to present day. I was hoping for more actual exhibits rather than just read so much and listen through the headset. If you listen and read it all you will be there for hours but I felt with the crowds it was difficult to linger anywhere and the headset in some places needed you to enter the relevant code to listen to something you were looking at. While other commentary started when you walked near something. Happy to support the cause of the organisation but felt entrance fee was high. Excellent friendly and helpful staff though.
Written June 5, 2022
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DLNOLA
New Orleans, LA92 contributions
Feb 2020
My brother in law recommended this museum (he called it a "must see"). I don't know if I'd go that far, but it is worth a visit if you have the time. The entry fee was a bit steep, but I guess if nothing else, it is a donation to the Red Cross.
Written March 2, 2020
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Matthew W
Santander, Spain13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We really enjoyed the museum - it was well designed tech savvy and informative. Multilingual text and audio. It took us 2 hours and we saw/read/heard maybe 80%. Temporary exhibit on women in humanitarian aid was particularly interesting. Overall, important content not available in other venues. It was 15 CHF each but we’re supporting a worthy cause.
Written August 19, 2022
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