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Address: Via Cortivo 24-28, Lugano 6976, Switzerland
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important collection

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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