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Musee International de la Reforme
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The MIR (Museum of the Reformation) was founded in 2005. In the 16th century, John Calvin set out to turn Geneva into a model way for living the Christian life. I was quite irritated that the MIR would not allow any photography (even without flash).

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is the kind of museum where you learn some history, and the presentation is probably more important than the artifacts. There are some artifacts, but you might see such manuscripts and documents in other museums. The audio-visual presentations are what are most important here, and they are well-done. It is interesting to see how at the end they try to grapple with changing attitudes in and towards religion altogether. The Reformation was significant, and they explain differences between various Christian rites, but I wonder how many Christians today (of which I am not one) really care about the distinctions that people used to kill each other over.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

This small museum gives a real sense of what it was like then, somehow. There are lots of genuine documents to see, books of the time. For me, it might be the most memorable visit I made in Geneva, this plus the Wall of the Reformation. Geneva was the Rome of the Reformation, truly.

Thank Budd S
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

From the viewpoint of someone interested purely in history I found first 3/4 of it interesting, especially the temporary exhibition on Gutenberg printing press. But the modern period not so much, it felt more like "come join our faith". But maybe that was just me.

With the Swiss travel pass you don't have to pay for a ticket.

Thank Kalle L
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This museum is brilliant - one of the best I've been to in Europe. The museum tells the story of the Reformation, particularly the founding fathers e.g. Luther and Calvin but also looks at the wider developments and consequences up to the 20th century. It packs in a huge amount of information, historical and religious, in a very accessible way. Some amazing artefacts on display and a great audio guide available in English and other languages, as well as written translations of all the labels for the artefacts. There's also currently a small exhibition on the development of print - visitors can have a go on a replica version of the Guttenberg press and take home a page they've made themselves. There's also some amazing examples of early printed books. I spent a few hours in here, absolutely fascinated. There's also a great gift shop at the end. The museum staff were very helpful and accommodating. This might not be to everyone's taste and isn't really suitable for younger children but if you are really into your history, this is a must.

Thank siddle45
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