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Address: via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
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Museum if Cultures

We visited this Museum on our trip to Lugano but you would need to be very interested in art and all culture to be able to understand it all.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We visited this Museum on our trip to Lugano but you would need to be very interested in art and all culture to be able to understand it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

it is probably the most important collection of extra european cultures in switzerland. worth to see!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

I wish my Italian were better, as Silvio wrote an excellent review in Jan. 2015. The tourist info. office in Lugano thought it had been moved to the LAC museum, which is beautiful, but had no idea where the contents of the Heleneum were. Phoning the museum, I was told Chiuso. I hope someone with better Italian skills can get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We entered hoping to see some history and culture of Swttzerland or Ticino - so were disappointed to see the whole museum is about cultures in the south pacific and indian subcontinent. It does have some lovely cultural art pieces, but this is not meant for tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Collection of interesting cultural artefacts - mostly from islands around new guinea. Not large but a nice way to spend an hour- with English translation available for most exhibits. The museum is easily got to by boat or bus and sits in a very pretty setting. Quite expensive to get it if you don't have a Swiss card

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