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Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve

Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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my kids loved it

Well organized and insightful (as you'd expect a museum to be) and my children were fascinated by... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
hma225
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Great permanent exposition

The museum contains a fairly small but quite interesting permanent exposition with exhibits from... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
vm-aranne
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Well organized and insightful (as you'd expect a museum to be) and my children were fascinated by their visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hma225
MEGGENEVE, Responsable relations clients at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for your positive feedback!

Reviewed November 16, 2018

The museum contains a fairly small but quite interesting permanent exposition with exhibits from each continent. For me, though, the most interesting part was the ethnomusicology exhibits with musical instruments from all over the world, accompanied by music recordings for most of them - it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vm-aranne
MEGGENEVE, Responsable relations clients at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello. Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to MEG. We were really happy to hear how much you enjoyed discovering our ethnomusicology department which includes a total of around 2,250 musical instruments, set against a background representing traditional musical sounds from Africa,...More

Reviewed October 20, 2018

Spent a lovely afternoon in this beautiful museum. My boyfriend and i only visited the permanent collections, which were interesting enough to keep us busy for about two hours. The architecture of the building is modern. Since the architect designed this building specifically for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CarolienBAC
MEGGENEVE, Responsable relations clients at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello. Thank you for your detailed feedback on your experience at MEG. We were delighted to hear that you like the architecture of the new museum building. You may be interested to learn that we have launched a hashtag #MEGArchitecture on MEG's Instagram account for...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

This museum was fabulous. It covers a multitude of cultures spanning back in time to the present. The quality of the collections and how it is displayed made the visit all come together.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 396Traveller
MEGGENEVE, Responsable relations clients at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello. Thank you very much for your very enthusiastic message following your visit to MEG. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you back again very soon.

Reviewed September 19, 2018

I was surprised at this museum, it looked quite small on the outside but felt large inside. There were amazing artefacts from a large group of cultures. The building itself is beautiful, with a very unique design and definitely worth the visit.More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thewanderingkatt
MEGGENEVE, Responsable relations clients at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Katrina. We were so happy to read your message. The exhibition rooms in the basement do cover the part of the building that can be seen from the outside plus the garden of MEG. In all, over 1,000 historic objects are on show in...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

The MEG is certainly striking from the outside, a sleek modern building fronted by a stunning diamond pattern. One could wonder whether such a pleasant building was a facade for the mediocrity inside, but you would be pleased to know that it is certainly not....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MEGGENEVE, Responsable relations clients at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Ayushman, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to MEG so much and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future. See you soon at MEG

Reviewed August 24, 2018

Interesting museum with a permanent and a temporary exposition. Beautiful own collection in informative displays.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is hands-down the best museum in Geneva. Housed in an elegant building, the MEG or Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, is a free-to-visit museum that houses a well-maintained collection of artifacts from all around the world. The museum itself is downstairs in a cool space...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cerulean2018
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The museum creates a great athmosphere through a very well designed small square in front of the old and new wing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

One of the best museums in Geneva. It has a huge underground space that hosts a permanent collection of artefacts arranged by geographically alongside temporary exhibitions. So far we have seen one about Amazonian Tribes and another about Aboriginal Art. Descriptions are generally in both...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from BarbaraPR045 | Reviewed this property |
Better to find a restaurant in the neighborhood. There are a lot. Museum place not so splendid
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Do not know and not sure there's a direct bus servicing Bld Carl-Vogt. Easy walking distance from downtown though
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Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm Closed Mondays, December 25th and January 1st
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