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Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve

rue de Lausanne 128 | Villa Bartholoni, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
+41 22 418 50 60
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Rude staff

The staff was very rude when i asked if it was possible to acess the upper floor, because it was i... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Benjamin H
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Sandnes, Norway
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Beautiful setting and interesting exhibitions

- Beautiful setting by Lake Geneva and in parkland - Free entry - (entrance is round the back of... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
The_Family_Hen
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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rue de Lausanne 128 | Villa Bartholoni, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

The staff was very rude when i asked if it was possible to acess the upper floor, because it was i sign by the staircase I didn't understand.

Thank Benjamin H
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

- Beautiful setting by Lake Geneva and in parkland - Free entry - (entrance is round the back of the building) - Activity sheets for children - Two floors of traditional exhibition content - Very good written explanation panels in English - Gift shop and...More

1  Thank The_Family_Hen
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Great museum with a lot of interesting stuff,you can learn a lot.Very friendly staff.Museum free of charge.It sits in the beautiful spot facing the lake.

Thank Gina K
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Uniquely open on Monday!! A collection of historical scientific equipment in a small mansion in a beautiful park. Many detailed explanations in French and English. Some interactive exhibits that would interest children and adults.

Thank stanhoBerkeley_CA
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Upstairs is the more interesting part of this museum. It contains some old measurement apparatus which are very rare,the rarest among which was an ancient Chinese dragon boat used as a timekeeping piece.

Thank PL2w
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Located in a large park with magnificent views of the lake, this is not a science musuem; it is a museum about the history of the machinery of science. It is not large and shouldn't take more than an hour or too.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum that would not take more than an hour, located in a park, and close to the water bus stop. It has an interesting collection of scientific objects. I would have liked more information on the old house which has beautifully...More

1  Thank 4coasters
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

This museum looked like it was well laid out, and had some interesting history of science, particularly from a Swiss perspective. However, while some of the major section labels were in English and French, more detailed labels were French only. This made it too frustrating...More

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Absolute gem of an attraction, a short distance from one of the lake Geneva ferry boats. Excellent location for a picnic, there are a number of interatctive activities outside, but take the time to go in for a proper (free) visit. The hose is impressive...More

1  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

The museum is set in a park next to the lake shore and contains 2 floors of old scientific equipment, relating to microscopes, electricity, solar system,etc. Most of the signage is in French with little English. The building itself is lovely with beautifully decorated internal...More

Thank KayBristol
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