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Musee d'Art Et d'Histoire

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Lovely gem of a museum in Geneva.

This is worth a detour if there is a good exhibit but their collection of Swiss artists and... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Brattleboro, Vermont
Excellent collection.

We limited our visit to the art display on the upper floor. The variety and time span of the... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2019
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Built between 1903 and 1910 by Genevan architect Marc Camoletti, with the aim of regrouping under one roof a number of dispersed public collections, the Musée d'art et d'histoire is one of Switzerland's most important encyclopaedic museums. Boasting...more
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rue Charles-Galland 2, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
+41 22 418 26 00
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

This is worth a detour if there is a good exhibit but their collection of Swiss artists and impressionists, 19th century artists is very good for a small city. Lovely cafe.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We limited our visit to the art display on the upper floor. The variety and time span of the exhibits are impressive.Some of the paintings are world renowned and the visit is well rewarded. One to two hours need to be allowed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank beyo43
Reviewed 1 January 2019

The museum is in the center of Geneva and it is one of the most important art and history museums in Switzerland. The historical section has an interesting exhibition of medieval and post-medieval weaponry. The arts section has a little of everything but to me...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

We enjoyed the exhibits in this museum and had a wonderful lunch in the cafe located on the lower level. It was a nice afternoon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The museum presents mostly swiss artists, but they also have paintings of monet, picasso, cezanne. The most interesting part were the guns & swords - the details that showed wealth were impressive. For me, it was the main attraction of the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ancachh
Reviewed 24 November 2018

A fantastic introduction to the works of Hodler......I’m so hoping that we get the chance to visit again sometime. Free entry and really helpful staff...... no negatives that we found.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I personally found it the most interesting museum in Geneva. Apart from containing a vast amount of exhibits from many different eras, it is also a very beautiful building. A must-visit for anyone who wants a better look at the historical and artistic tradition of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vm-aranne
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Imposing building in the grand old style. The collection doesn't appear to be especially deep in any one genre but there is a good spread from the Middle Ages forward. Nice armor and medieval weapon collection. Grand staircases and exhibition rooms. FREE entrance. At the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Very interesting to see Geneva's own artists, who seem to have specialized in pastel in the the 18C. Also Monet lovers don't miss, don't miss the evening snow scene. It never travels and is one of the most beautiful paintings he ever did,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Free entry to this museum. There are also a few significant works. Old-fashioned presentation with catalog-style (a wall full of many of the same gun), and inadequate explanation leading one to walk by something important make the museum a snooze for all but the initiated....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Alix T
7 May 2016|
Response from Lexi797 | Reviewed this property |
there is an underground car park adjacent to the museum. I've never driven in Geneva, so I'm not sure about rules or pricing.