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Musee du Leman

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small and nice

very interesting museum dedicated to the Leman lake and the related (recent) human activity... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Antonio G
Enjoyed the history of people and the lake

Want sure what to expect at this museum and was pleasantly surprised with a wide variety of great... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
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quai Louis-Bonnard 8, Nyon, Nyon District 1260, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

If you are in the neighborhood it is worth to visit. Despite its small size, it covers very well several aspects of the Lake of Leman, with several boats, miniatures, tematic exhibits - including one dark room with several cool aquariums with the fauna and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeGarbeo
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Ok, but not that great nor informative. Entertaining for an hour. There are better attractions in Nyon.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

very interesting museum dedicated to the Leman lake and the related (recent) human activity. Beautiful parts of boats, even an entire motor of an old ferryboat. Nice bronze parts. At the time of my visit there was also a collection of photography & posters dedicated...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Antonio G
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Want sure what to expect at this museum and was pleasantly surprised with a wide variety of great displays and pieces of history. There are several doors that include some fish tanks, old boats, historical boating objects, classic postcards, etc. This was well worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Redleg93
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Nice interactive museum on history of boats on Lake Leman, Fish & Fishing industry, Lake Rescue service and the future of lake fighting micro-pollants. Good learning experience for kids & adults alike, Down side - 90% is only in French. Other languages will be added...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JoZoB2
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Le musée du Leman gives a lot of information about fishing and the rescue service. You can see the most important fish of the lake of Geneva in an aquarium and with films.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank notkersegg
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We live in Nyon and we have been to the museum hundred times with my son who is 7 now. He just loves it. His favorite is the top floor where you have an exhibition about water pollution that is really interesting and educational. If...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank theglutenfreefork
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Nice place to visit if you like to know a bit more about the lake and the history of the Geneva area. It is small, different things to touch for children, and you get the kids interesting to learn what a museum is all about...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank WilFounex
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We visited the museum with small children and most of the displays were out of reach and many of them were interactive, so we all had a good time. The museum itself had a broad perspective on the neighbouring lake with history, biodiversity, weather, rescue...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank pierupoika
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Interesting Museum for those who are interested in marine life. It basically covers the history of the Lake.

Date of experience: September 2015
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