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Museum of Archaeology (Musee cantonal d'archeologie)

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Worth the climb!!

An interesting museum, combined with the Valere Basilica made for an enjoyable morning. The museum... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2019
Karen2921952
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Very interesting insight into the history of Sion and Switzerland

This place is located high above Sion and gives a detailed history of the area and its importance... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
Simon F
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Jun 28, 2019
“Worth the climb!!”
Sep 28, 2017
“Very interesting insight into the history of Sion and Switzerland”
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

An interesting museum, combined with the Valere Basilica made for an enjoyable morning. The museum has explanations in English and we joined a guided tour of the basilica. There are great views of Sion and Tourbillon Chateau. A limited but satisfying coffee shop on site.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This place is located high above Sion and gives a detailed history of the area and its importance in the history of Switzerland from 50,000BC to more modern times. The biggest focus being on the medieval era. I agree with the other reviews it is...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Simon F
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Housed inside the walls of an old fortified basilica this archeological (really more historical and archeological) museum was a great way to pass an hour and a half visiting Sion. The interior walks you through a variety of historical periods flthe region has experienced -...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed January 14, 2017

Went with my to children up the hill to the castle and into the museum (for free with the Raiffeisen pass). The museum is a labyrinth o froom stracing the history of the castle, bishopric and town through history, with some wonderful artefacts, exhibits and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Paul S
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Certainly a place for detailed history of Valais. Wonderfully well preserved medieval art peaces and very well explained historical social life. You can't miss it when visiting the famous "Château de Valère", facing the ruins of Tourbillon. Images you forget that soon!

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We went to this museum and liked it very much. we had a nice tour there. We saw a lot of archaelogical stuff there. Nice display of the work there. i had heard a\bout this place. My friend had been here before. So i went...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

Valais' archaeological history to see thru objects and reconstructions.

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