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Maison Tavel

rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 418 37 00
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This historic building, the foundations of which date back to the 12th century, houses a museum that documents the history of the city.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oldest house” (14 reviews)
“top floor” (30 reviews)
“free museum” (12 reviews)
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rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I noticed that a lot of people gave this site excellent reviews. My reaction was not the same. It is an old house, granted. The model of Geneva and the film that explains the development of the city is interesting. Yes, I saw the big...More

1  Thank dinj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The video near the entrance was informative and worth listening to. There was an English version which was helpful. Be sure to look at the floor and higher up and not just the exhibits. There are little gems in those areas too. The first floor...More

1  Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the oldest house in Geneva and is definitely worth a visit. Don't miss the lower floors and the huge wine/water (?) cask. Every floor is interesting. No entrance fee.

1  Thank C B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The real swiss life museum. It's a real house of Mr Tavel that is now a museum with a huge amount of things to see and discover the everyday life of Geneva's people in the past.

Thank 219olga
Reviewed 18 August 2017

DONT miss this museum when you travel. It is so incredible you can see a huge model of what Geneva looked like with its walls still up and even check out what a real Mid evil apartment looked like. Best part, its completely FREE.

Thank Chelsie D
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice museum housed in the oldest building in Geneva - the building is as much part of the exhibitions as the items within. The rooms are well laid out and show the house and life in Geneva at different times in history. Some...More

Thank siddle45
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great structure and house setting. Video of the history of the geographical changes in Geneva projected to a miniature landscape amazes how cities are born. Impressive furniture and door collections on exhibit.

Thank NYtravelblogs
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great stop to have a bit more understanding of history in Geneva. Nice exhibition for the whole family. Quite the bonus that this is a FREE site to visit

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great museum of a old medieval house. The labyrinth of cellars are impressive, as with the original apartments. The entry is free. But it is hard to find English explanations. Make sure to download the izi.Travel, which gives you a detailed audio tour in English

Thank Po-Kang W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum, really fun to walk around the different levels. The guillotine was absent when we were there unfortunately, we we still really enjoyed it anyway

Thank Plant_Girl_11
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