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“Well with the time if you are interested in religious history”

Musee International de la Reforme
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Ranked #45 of 163 things to do in Geneva
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

As others have noted, this is a small museum but it is packed with displays. The audio doesn't explain every display but if it did you might be there for 4 hours instead of two. Language tours are available but can get very crowded--20+ which doesn't work well for the small rooms. For someone who knows very little about the Reformation this is a great overview, for those who know more and want more depth it may be frustrating. Yes, some of the audio players were temperamental so just keep at them and they eventually get it right! Don't miss the choir room which allows you to select various sacred music pieces to play--it is tucked behind/at the end to the left of one of the last rooms to visit. Yes, it is pricey but if you are a Senior/Student there is a great discount but you have to ask.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This very large museum tells the story of the fathers of the Reformation. This story is pivotal in the history of Switzerland and is a must see for church history buffs. The museum is quite large, but we found the displays disorganized. Although every display was numbered, they were not displayed sequentially. This made for a hap-hazard visit and decreased from our enjoyment. The self-touring audio sets were set too quiet and it was difficult to hear the information. There was a school visit while we were there and the children were noisy and improperly supervised.
Despite this, the information that is there is wonderful. I'm pleased that this piece of history is being preserved so well.
This place is a bit difficult to find and is not well marked. It is adjacent to the St. Pierre Cathedral.

Thank Miranda C
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

This was a very interesting museum even though it was small. We were given units to listen to information at our own pace. It has a fun hands on printing press. Basement was a little odd - but interesting.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Not a great experience. The first set of numbers on the audio guide did not match the numbers on the exhibits. The movement from one room to the other did not always flow. Not enough emphasis on the factors that shaped Feral and Calvin. There seemed to be a lack of taking faith seriously - which is odd, since it was the critical factor for ALL of the early reformers.

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We were interested in the non-catholic history of Geneva and this is the place to learn more about the "etc" christians. The exhibits were nice but many of the interactive ones were either odd or broken. They also had an animation, but it was more a narrative around a dining table of different philosophers (who were speaking French). A lot of randomness throughout the exhibits that we mostly left scratching our heads afterwards.

Thank loveDCA
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