International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
4.5
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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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Simon
Belfast, UK143 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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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, CA276 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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Graham B
Reims, France105 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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john r
Raleigh, NC81 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, UK1,058 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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Ezajo
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland61 contributions
Aug 2021
Good informative tour of many different aspects of the Red Cross. A bit too big, too long, some parts scary for children (hanging chains, darkness etc) and not enough interactive areas. Although it is important to highlight the disasters, more could be told about the solutions, the success stories, the rescues and paint it more positive. Keep if for a rainy day and go when you have the right mindset, not to get very depressed.
Written January 30, 2022
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adcrumpton
Phoenix, AZ134 contributions
Oct 2021
Such a good exposure to the scope of the Red Cross' services and interests worldwide. It was an eye opener! I enjoyed the use of technology, holographs (?) to tell people's stories that illustrate the work of the Red Cross and educate about challenges affecting our human home and flourishing around the globe. Such a super museum.
Written October 28, 2021
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John Hong MD
Cape May Court House, NJ444 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
International Museum of the Red Cross was truly spectacular. It’s one of a kind. The receptionists warmly welcomed us. Then we had a good lunch inside. Afterwards we proceeded into the exhibitions while wearing a self automated audio guide with very cool headphones that don’t touch your ears. We had to press the number for some of the exhibitions, but it often turned on automatically. Audio guide and interactive videos presented the history of the Red Cross as well as life changing stories of real people helped by the Red Cross. It moved me. It was inspiring. It is one of the greatest museums I have ever encountered.
Written January 3, 2020
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