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Historisches Museum Luzern

Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 228 54 24
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too little and very poorly presented

The artifacts in this museum are not really displayed -- they are stored in what looks like storage... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2015
Lahaina, Hawaii
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Interesting idea

I had a swiss pass so it was free for me, maybe it wouldn't be worth it if you have to pay although... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2014
Ruby H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Pfistergasse 24 | Postfach, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 228 54 24
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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...More

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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...More

Thank Ruby H
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.

Thank NJ-Eric
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...More

Thank AndiPayne
Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a clever and different way to display the historic treasures of the city! Visitors are given barcode readers and this way can access information on whichever object takes their fancy. These range from Neolithic stone tools through William Tell era artifacts to 1950s electrical...More

Thank tastrippers
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I would not call that a "Historical" Museum at all. It looked more like my grandmother's attic. I expected to see some Dates and some history about Switzerland, or at least about Lucerne, but all we saw was old junk!! We wasted our time, and...More

3  Thank Glarushexe
Reviewed July 17, 2013

After leaving my wife said "I still don't know much about the history of Switzerland or Lucerne. It was just a collection of objects collected over many years. Looked like a huge garage sale warehouse. Not on my have to return to list. BObK

Thank B0bK
Reviewed April 18, 2013

It was rainy & snowing day during our visit to Lucern so this was a welcomed exhibit for our family to see! There was a variety of interesting things for all ages. We could have spent longer but we stayed about an hour and a...More

1  Thank Getouttheredude
Reviewed June 22, 2012

This museum was included with our SwissPass. Great handheld devices to take you through the multitude of artifacts on display. Certainly some great pieces of history in their collection.

2  Thank ChuckH77
Reviewed May 18, 2012

It bills itself as a "depot", and that's how the collection is presented - it's a cross between a museum, a junk store and an attic store-room, all within the old Lucerne arsenal. Once you get beyond the unorthodox presentation, though, there are some absolute...More

1  Thank P_Stibbons
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