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Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve

boulevard Carl-Vogt 65, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
+41 22 418 45 50
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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boulevard Carl-Vogt 65, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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+41 22 418 45 50
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"permanent collection"
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"modern architecture"
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"great museum"
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"few hours"
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"small museum"
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"free entrance"
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"rainy day"
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"continent"
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"artifacts"
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"ethnographic"
in 5 reviews
"exhibition"
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"expos"
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"aboriginal"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is hands-down the best museum in Geneva. Housed in an elegant building, the MEG or Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, is a free-to-visit museum that houses a well-maintained collection of artifacts from all around the world. The museum itself is downstairs in a cool space...More

Thank cerulean2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum creates a great athmosphere through a very well designed small square in front of the old and new wing.

Thank I710ESthomass
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best museums in Geneva. It has a huge underground space that hosts a permanent collection of artefacts arranged by geographically alongside temporary exhibitions. So far we have seen one about Amazonian Tribes and another about Aboriginal Art. Descriptions are generally in both...More

Thank shiraazchaim
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Very good museu. The permanent collection has some very interesting pieces, such as the little heads, the impressive chinese warrior clothes. The temporary exhibitions (and in particular, the events for kids) are also great. The building is also a very beautiful one. I feel it...More

Thank Denis O
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

I ve been visiting 2 expos there and it was very well organized and very nice. Explanations are very complete.

Thank 802hibiscus
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Housed and based in a very memorable and recognizable building - which from the inside reminds one of the clay buildings in Mali due to the rhomboid small windows - one has to descend 2+ levels below the earth to find the permanent exhibit which...More

Thank dn0ne
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Took a walk out to visit the museum and wasn't disappointed. Really well done new modern building and for free it's excellent. If you've an hour free if certainly recommend a visit on a rainy day

1  Thank mattsykes1980
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Have been several times now -- the latest for the exhibition on Aboriginal Art. Simply wonderful. Great selection for the exhibition, very good curation. The permanent exhibition is also good but a bit crowded so it's hard to take in -- moving from Japan to...More

1  Thank DTAsia
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

Musee Ethnologique Geneva also known as MEG is a must see! not only that it has more than 80,000 objects from all over the world but the architecture is a piece of art itself. As you might know you don’t need tickets for most museums...More

Thank Saraghods
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

This museum won an award for the best European museum of 2017 and I can see why. It's very well designed, maintained, and presented. The exhibits were fascinating and we highly recommend it!

Thank Benjamin B
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_katesand_mbugua
April 11, 2018|
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Response from dn0ne | Reviewed this property |
Do not know and not sure there's a direct bus servicing Bld Carl-Vogt. Easy walking distance from downtown though
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Jane W
October 26, 2017|
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Response from adleral | Reviewed this property |
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm Closed Mondays, December 25th and January 1st
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