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Historisches Museum Luzern

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Address: Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 41 228 54 24
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A great idea, bu frustrating

We were interested to find out more about the history of Luzern. We found the museum very frustrating. The exhibits all had bar coldes. We were given a bar code reader that gave... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2015
Fiona S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to this museum hoping to see exhibits consistent with the name--a museum that would lay out the history of Lucerne. There are bits and pieces of that in this hodgepodge collection, but even with the English audio guide that you trigger off bar codes on objects throughout the floors, there's no organizing logic to the different floors of... More 

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Minnetonka
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is more a collection of stuff than a museum. If you haven't seen any of it before, it sort of interesting. Otherwise, though, I was not impressed. That said, while the descriptions are in German, the handheld guide has a number of other languages.

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Thank Daniel R
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Very disappointing museum and sure not worth time and money to spent there.I was expected much more.Not recommended.!!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The museum has few items and its not exactly having anything exclusive. Can be visited if you have ample time and a swiss pass.

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Thank KhalidNavigator
Melbourne, Australia
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301 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were interested to find out more about the history of Luzern. We found the museum very frustrating. The exhibits all had bar coldes. We were given a bar code reader that gave us information in English, but we found it didn't always work and sometimes it seemed to give information about another exhibit entirely. In the end, we stopped... More 

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Thank Fiona S
Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It was raining heavily that weekend and we needed something to do. If you are not from Luzern or have not spent a significant fraction of your life here, many things may appear as just junk.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The artifacts in this museum are not really displayed -- they are stored in what looks like storage in a warehouse until somebody decides to curate them. Prehistory fish hooks are next to 1900 sewing machines and 1950 mixers and telephones. The "theme" while I visited was a Lucerne cabaret performer. I did not understand how this cast light on... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had a swiss pass so it was free for me, maybe it wouldn't be worth it if you have to pay although it's only 10chf. The barcode scanner is an interesting idea so you can just pick whatever takes your fancy and read about it.The staff were very friendly in explaining how it works. There is a wide variety... More 

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NJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is terrible. If you skip any attraction at all in Lucerne, this is the one to miss. It is a collection of the mundane.

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Thank NJ-Eric
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Its a novel idea but i'm afraid it doesn't actually work very well. If it was advertised as the museum store rooms you might expect this but it does very little to help you see or understand some of the cities treasures. If I had not had the Museum Card I would've been quite aggrieved at paying out to visit... More 

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