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Musee Ariana

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Address: avenue de la Paix 10, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 418 54 50
10:00 - 18:00
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This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from...

This museum displays a comprehensive collection of ceramic creations from several artistic genres.

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If you like ceramic and glass then this is a must see for you

Beautiful old neo- classic, neo baroque building that Gustave Revilliod built in 1877 to 1844 to house his private collection. Though I find paintings more to my liking, I was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old neo- classic, neo baroque building that Gustave Revilliod built in 1877 to 1844 to house his private collection. Though I find paintings more to my liking, I was fully captivated and absorbed by beauty, diversity and vastness of the exhibits. Amazing place to visit.

Thank xfooey
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like pottery and china, the museum is terrific. Historical overview is very clear and great pieces. Not sure how listening guide works as my wife and ai speak French so we relied on the written explanations on the cases. Look up and around also- the house is gorgeous. It also advertises glassware but very little of that.

Thank mtd571
Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

quiet a boring Museum, consist of 2 stages old building full of ceramics and plates, there is a nice entrance garden in the outside..

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful building with a fine collection of ceramics showing special ceramics exhibitions etc. Location close too the United Nations building and Red Cross museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This free museum is worth a visit because of the building which is magnificent inside ad a wonderful collection of all kinds ceramics Very little of the exhibition is in English

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Back in 1980 the restoration of Geneva's Ariana Museum was the subject of considerable polemic. Should the 19th-century building be unchanged, as specified by Gustave Revilliod in his will, or improved with more modern technology? Should the magnificent staircase that was initially foreseen actually be constructed? After 12 years of work the building was reopened, some of the contents were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This is a ceramics museum but in a very nice building and surroundings. While the decriptions of the exhibits are in French, it is still worth a visit, free entry!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

What a curious and lovely surprise this free museum is. The lovely building, which looks like it belongs at Versailles, was built by and for a wealthy man so he could warehouse and showcase his extensive glass and ceramics collection. If you go this summer you can see the Nicolas Leiber exhibit on the second floor, which is modern and... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This museum is situated very near the UN HQ in Geneva. The premises is very goid with a fountain and a nice building. The museum is free to ebter.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I love this Museum they have a excellent ceramic collection and glass art work The collection is the only one of its kind in Switzerland.I would recommend for a visit .

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