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Musee d'Histoire des Sciences

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Address: Parc de La Perle du Lac | 128 rue de Lausanne, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Phone Number: (0)22 418 50 60
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Science museum

Fabulous museum and so interesting-enjoyed wandering round the many exhibits-it really takes you back in time and causes you to ponder.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Fabulous museum and so interesting-enjoyed wandering round the many exhibits-it really takes you back in time and causes you to ponder.

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LaPeche
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Amazing collection of ancient scientific instruments. There are all kind of scientific instruments, for physic (electricity, magnetism, air pumps, first batteries, etc), chemistry (all kind of substances and reactive elements), biology (microscope), astronomy (telescope) etc. And it's free! The only problem is to find it! you have to know that it is in a park!

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Thank Hel D
Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The museum is small but full of unique objects: manuscripts of scientists and oldest telescopes, etc. Definitely worth visiting for scientific geeks

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I visited here with my A-Level Physics class, and we were all very interested in everything here. There was lots of history in the old scientific equipment here. There was lots to learn about everything here. I think it could have been a bit more immersive with more than just printed signs. Outside, there are hands-on experiments. These are a... More 

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Thank James A
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I learned quite a lot on the science history of Geneva, but the explanations of the science itself were a bit lacking. Beautiful museum on the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The museum is in an old house, which give a very nice atmosphere to the visit. Well organized and free! A lot on physics, time, electricity and astronomy but not so much on biology/medicine... It was disappointed to me as it's a Musee d'Histoire des Sciences!

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Thank Ornella B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The museum is in the nice park near the lake and close to the lake tram station. It is not a large building for the museum, but it looks amusing inside and outside. It contains a lot of classical instruments, some of them were used by prominent physicists. The instruments are mostly those of classical physics. It would be good... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This once elegant mansion has now been renovated as a haven for curious minds. There is nothing on modern science but rather the pioneers of the Enlightenment period, when the Scientific Method was just starting to take off. Inside one can see tools that are surprisingly accurate for the technology of the time, from ornate telescopes to detailed maps. Most... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This museum has a lot of love in arrangements. if you are a fan of small ancient mechanisms, this is a paradise for you!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Volta's first battery, one of Gallileo's telescopes, the original lab equipment used to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity, a vast array of antique telescopes, a first edition of Newton's Principia... does life get any better! But if these don't float your boat then maybe it's for geeks only.

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