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Museum of Art and History

rue Charles-Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 418 26 00
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Built between 1903 and 1910 by Genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the aim of regrouping under one roof a number of dispersed public collections, the Musée d'art et d'histoire is one of Switzerland's most important encyclopaedic museums. Boasting over half a million objects including a number of major works and unique series that have made it an institution of international stature, the museum maintains a permanent exhibition of a selection of itsapplied arts, fine arts and archaeology collections. Regional archaeological discoveries, Egyptian and Classical antiquities, artworks, furniture, arms, musical instruments, paintings and sculptures all bear witness to 15,000 years of history. A renovation and enlargement project is currently underway and constitutes one of the major challenges facing the Museum over the coming years.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
rue Charles-Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 418 26 00
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is free and easy to find, I really like these armors and weapons, refinement and in a great condition. Panting from local artist is very interesting,but is shame there is no English expound,but still i'm love it.

Thank Ningyuan A
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Called in as we were passing , huge museum with loads to take in and open on a Sunday and FREE. Especially liked the modern art section .

Thank Stevo2112
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Takes about 2hrs to visit everything and take it in...if you are just breezing past 45 minutes. Wonderful selection of paintings, sculptures and historical artefacts

Thank YoungDreamer14
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Geneva Museum of Art and History This is a huge museum capturing history of the western culture and civilization from the ancient times to the present day. If you enjoy museums plan to spend at least a half a day there. Admission is free, but...More

1  Thank MalaysiaMel
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Having great time in Geneva, I visited the Museum and fount it the largest museum. The opening was late like 11am so you have to plan only this place before enjoying the night life or evening walk at the lake

1  Thank ZaimJee
Reviewed 27 April 2016

A great place to visualise art and to have a wonderful lunch. One of the best places to eat in town with an open garden to eat in.

Thank 205Nancy
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This FREE museum offers a wide variety of art as well as history. Whatever your pleasure will be satisfied by a visit to this museum. Bonus - the restaurant had one of the best fish dishes I have ever had,

1  Thank JohnKMiamiLakes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We cannot compare all fine art and history museums to the likes of the British Museum in London, Le Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan in New York, the Prado in Madrid, or the stellar Rijk Museum in Amsterdam. Geneva is the second largest city in...More

2  Thank IsaDesOsiers
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The name of the museums speaks about itself. You can find different interesting objects connected with the history of the city.

1  Thank Musafir90
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

A museum is a place where all the history of a country plus of other places are gathered to be a showcase of what they experienced through ages. So it is normally meant to be one of the places a tourist visits but to my...More

5  Thank FaraDezh C
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Alix T
6 May 2016|
Response from Lexi797 | Reviewed this property |
there is an underground car park adjacent to the museum. I've never driven in Geneva, so I'm not sure about rules or pricing.